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Old 02-03-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Its white now but I might change it. Can I just use a 100% acrylic on it??? prime it? or do i need to leave it alone? Thanks

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It all depends on the condition and age of the finish. Old finish will powder which will require washing, which itself might remove down to bare aluminum. Bare aluminum must be primed with a primer spec'd for aluminum, non-ferrous metal primer. Aluminum oxidizes quickly when exposed so you have to prime asap after washing. If the surface is in good condition, properly coated and not chalky, a light with scuff with 180 or 220 paper, careful not to expose the metal, and finish with a quality 100% acrylic with good adhesion qualities. Not all 100% acrylics are created equal. No primer required in the last case scenario. The best exterior for adhesion I've found is BM Moor line of products, Moor-gard, Moor-life, Moor-glo.

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its been put up in last 6 years....in good shape.
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Its white now but I might change it. Can I just use a 100% acrylic on it??? prime it? or do i need to leave it alone? Thanks
If you don't have any bare metal, I would use Sherwin Williams Super Paint on them. Or you can even use Sherwin Williams DTM (Direct to Metal) product. It's a bit more expensive but well worth it. It lays down nicely and there is no need for priming.
No need to prime them but make certain you clean before painting them.
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If you don't have any bare metal, I would use Sherwin Williams Super Paint on them. Or you can even use Sherwin Williams DTM (Direct to Metal) product. It's a bit more expensive but well worth it. It lays down nicely and there is no need for priming.
No need to prime them but make certain you clean before painting them.
DTM would be a good choice. Do make sure you do not have metal exposure though.
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