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  • 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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  • #2
    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.
    "I refuse to let the things I can't do stop me from doing the things I can"


    • #3
      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.


      • #4
        Take a look at endura paint. It's one of the best


        • #5
          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.

          ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ


          • #6
            nice work!

            nothing to add on paints...


            • #7
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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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