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    Default Painting custom argo cab/flatbed

    Anyone have recommendations for an off the shelf self etching paint or products in general for painting aluminum? i built a cab and flatbed combo and i plan on doing a digital camo paint job to cab before i put the glass in.

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    Prime with zinc chromate and then paint like anything else. Should be able to buy at any marine or aviation supply store.

    Great looking work, might want to consider a runner on each side from the top down to the front to protect the windshield from tree branches. Mine takes a pounding and I wish I had something to protect my glass.



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    Thanks for the info. i have considered the bars to protect the glass i just haven't commeted to a style yet. i am a firm believer of function before form but i don't have alot of brush issues where i go and haven't liked the look of any of the bars i have tried to make.

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    Take a look at endura paint. It's one of the best

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    If you want to get really carried away, but durable-

    Etch it with Alodine, use a 2 part polyamide epoxy (zinc chromate based), followed by a topcoat of your choice.

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    nice work!

    nothing to add on paints...

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    should have posted the finished product months ago. I did use the Zinc chromate primer, it worked well.

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