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Antique Tractor Paint and Bodywork

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B-maniac

04-01-2013 17:31:19
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Yes, use the epoxy first then hi build 2 component urethane primer surfacer then block snd smooth. I wouldn't try to bridge the parting seam as it will ultimately crack in time from expansion/contraction and /or flexing plus would lower retail value if that will ever be a factor.




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kylemorley

04-05-2013 17:25:29
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 Re: high build primer in reply to B-maniac, 04-01-2013 17:31:19  
In aircraft usage (and high end motorcycle restoration) the bare metal is usually etched with a acid treatment like Alumnaprep33, then a conversion coating like Alodine.

This leaves a corrosion resistant coating the is ready for whatever paint you please.

Painting aluminum is always tricky because the bare aluminum developes an oxide coating almost immediately, that isn't a good base for paint. A conversion coating like Alodine leaves a microscopic layer of chromate, chemically similar to anodizing, which is.

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04-05-2013 19:45:22
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 Re: high build primer in reply to kylemorley, 04-05-2013 17:25:29  
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The oxide will come off on your fingers black and will feel almost oily.



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