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Old 02-24-2010, 09:04 PM   #11
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My paint scheme requires me to paint all of the aluminum window trim parts black. I did a test on one window using Tremclad (Rustoleum) spray paint. That stuff goes on too thick and stays soft for too long. I would have to keep the windows apart for a month before I could put it back together without the risk of getting the windows stuck. I want to be able to open them up again after I paint them. A simple satin black spray paint would be great, but it needs to dry fast and go on thin. I got a can of Krylon indoor/outdoor spray paint that I will try tomorrow. Has anyone else ever painted the window frame trim and what type of paint did you use?
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Anyone consider Valspar from Tractor supply? It seems better than Rustoleum if used with a hardener.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:30 PM   #14
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Krylon Indoor/Outdoor paint = Looks great, dries fast, easy to use, doesn't stick to aluminum very well.
I think I am going to have to use an etching primer to prep the surface of the aluminum to hold paint, then I think the Krylon will work well, as long as it doesn't react with the primer. Time to go to the auto body shop to see what they have for self-etching primer, and who knows, maybe I will find a better trim paint. It's just too bad things cost at least double at an auto body shop compared to hardware stores. I guess you get what you pay for in the end!
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Valspar....bought "Best Paint Sold". It is a farm implement paint. Anyone have any experience with it?
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In an attempt to find some compatible self-etching primer to use for my window trim, the body shop supply store recommended a product designed specifically for trim. It is made by Pro-Form, an auto paint company. It is self-etching, works on plastic, metal, aluminum, galvanized metal, and can be used alone or as a primer. It is satin black, so it matches most automotive trim and wont fade away. Best of all, it was about the same price as the other types of paint that I have been trying. It is Pro-Form PF543.
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