Rubber paint on my aluminum boat? PLEASE HELP!
Posted March 16 2010 - 9:33 PM
Posted March 17 2010 - 4:59 AM
Posted March 17 2010 - 8:59 PM
How bad is the 'pitting'?
Posted March 17 2010 - 9:14 PM
Posted March 17 2010 - 9:25 PM
I ask, because there are some chemicals you can use to clean out the corrosion, but doing so may eat through semi-corroded aluminum, which wouldn't otherwise be removed. I might consider scrapping it for aluminum scrap value at the junkyard and get another one. I have regularly seen aluminum boats on the cheap.
If you want to try and clean it, you can use what's called "on&off". BE VERY CAREFUL. It is a very powerful acid. It removes ANYTHING I have tried it on, including rust(like not just stains, but ACTUAL rust) and it will actually ENTIRELY STRIP galvanized steel of it's baked on galvanized finish. It's some pretty hardcore stuff. It will clean out the corrosion tho.
Posted March 18 2010 - 9:07 PM
Posted March 19 2010 - 8:58 PM
Originally Posted by B Anderson
What if you use a etching primer and then paint it. Paint the inside maybe with truck bed liner stuff.
That's pretty!What did you use?
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Posted March 21 2010 - 3:35 PM
Posted March 21 2010 - 3:48 PM
Line X it. They use a special primer for aluminum. Then spray it. Check out there site. There are pics. Only problem I have the nearest line x dealer is 2.5 hours away.
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Posted March 21 2010 - 8:01 PM
i power washed then sanded it down and did everything right only to have the paint peel two years later. I would definitely use the truck liner stuff inside.