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Old 12-19-2007, 05:52 PM
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Hi, was thinking of painting my riser flat black then clear coating it, does anyone know if there is special paint i should use or can i just use regular auto primer, thanks for any responses.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:13 PM
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I think I just used Rustoleum when I painted my old magnesium riser Jennings years ago. Painting a dipped finish shouldn't be a problem but getting paint to stick to anodized aluminum might be tricky. You could use an aluminum etching primer first (available for marine applications). I think I'd avoid the clearcoat since it'll tend to gloss the finish.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:50 AM
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If you can find anyone in your area set up to apply the Dura Coat finish (most likely will be a gunsmith); it is a great finish to apply on aluminum. Doesn't require baking and wears like iron. Should only cost you $25 or so. Comes in many colors, including flat black.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:40 PM
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so would i be better off having the riser powder coated flat black. the riser is sanded and ready to be finished, just not sure if i should paint it or powder coat it
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:01 PM
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Powder coat would be very durable as well. More costly, I would suspect.
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