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Old 04-06-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
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Need some input about repainting a 1978 argosy. After a very light cleaning and covering any bare aluminum with zinc chromate. What primer would be best, also which would be the best Acrylic Enamel or Acrylic Lacquer and then with a clear coat. Or is there a better way?
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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Dupont Imron was the original paint brand, and it seems to have lasted well for 2-3 decades. Maybe more of the same would be a good choice.
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I painted the end caps of my 76 Argosy last summer. I used Dupont 615S VariPrime and Dupont Acrylic Enamel with their Gloss Hardener - 793S I believe. It turned out nice. I may eventually wish that I had sealed the galvanized steel with something before priming - time will tell. I agree that Imron would be your best choice. Very durable stuff. However, it is a little less forgiving if you don't get the gloss you're after. What you spray is what you get. Costs more too. Base coat - clear coat finishes will cost more and the extra steps mean more things to go wrong. Plus if the clear starts to peel down the road that will be a lot of work to correct.
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I painted the end caps of my 76 Argosy last summer. I used Dupont 615S VariPrime and Dupont Acrylic Enamel with their Gloss Hardener - 793S I believe. It turned out nice. I may eventually wish that I had sealed the galvanized steel with something before priming - time will tell. I agree that Imron would be your best choice. Very durable stuff. However, it is a little less forgiving if you don't get the gloss you're after. What you spray is what you get. Costs more too. Base coat - clear coat finishes will cost more and the extra steps mean more things to go wrong. Plus if the clear starts to peel down the road that will be a lot of work to correct.
Hi RBolton; Boy, you have said it all. This is why I will do my Argosy in Marine Pettit Polypoxy. "Boatdoc"
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Hello Boatdoc, I'm not familiar with Pettit Polypoxy. I'm guessing it's an epoxy finish similar to Imron. Epoxy finishes are ideal for Marine, Aviation and RV applications. We painted a 1980 Chrysler LeBaron with black Imron back in 1985. That car was put out to pasture in 1995. The paint still has not lost its luster.
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