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post #1 of 5 Old 01-26-2011, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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painting aluminum

hey guys i picked up an aluminum shifter extension for my Tj but i would rather be black so it matches the rest of the shifter. I have never painted anything aluminum before. Any tips for prep or is there special paint i should try?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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I would hit it with a self-etching primer first.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-26-2011, 06:40 PM
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zinc chromate primer for bare aluminum if you can get it. otherwise just scuff with fine sandpaper (220 up) and normal painting
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-26-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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I think i have some self etching primer, the whole extension is only 2 inches long so should not take that much to cover it.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-26-2011, 07:46 PM
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zinc chromate primer for bare aluminum if you can get it. otherwise just scuff with fine sandpaper (220 up) and normal painting
Yep, I would definitely scuff it up first. 220 if no primer, 80 with.
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