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Hi, i have an aluminium trunk that i want to paint. What ...

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Hi, i have an aluminium trunk that i want to paint. What kind of paint do i use ?
Thanx.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  L. Blackhorse replied 10 years ago.
Hello,
Painting aluminum can be a bit tricky. Preparation of the surface is the key. It must be clean and totally free of oils and grease. Even the oils from your fingers. You may need to get a degreasing product for this step. You may want to rough the surface lightly with sand paper. At your local hardware store / outlet you will find primers for aluminum painting. Sometimes you need more than one coat. There are paints available for aluminum specifically. Rustoleum Brand has the best selection of primers and paints. Be sure every coat of primer and paint is completely dry before applying the next coat.
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