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Old 02-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Aluminum compatible clear coat, where to get?

According to Andy there is a special type of clear coat for aluminum. The car stuff won't stick from what I understand. I would guess there is something in the aluminum version that etches the metal so it will stick. I just polished my door grab handle and it is already starting to corrode. I would like to clear coat it to protect it from corrosion. I had a new door latch handle made and I would like to clear coat it for the same reason. I also have some areas on the skin where the clear coat is broken and I wanted to fix that.

Where do I find some of this stuff? Also these skin polishers how do they keep all that hard work from corroding?


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Old 03-31-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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I have used a product called KRYLON and it has done well for two years in our hot New Mexico sun. The product is a clear acrylic and can be had in gloss or semi gloss. I have also used the semi gloss to patch areas on the skin of my Airstream. Walmart normally caries this product.

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Old 03-31-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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