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I'm painting my aluminum jon boat soon and just bought some rustoleum self etching primer and rustoleum smooth protective enamel

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  • I'm painting my aluminum jon boat soon and just bought some rustoleum self etching primer and rustoleum smooth protective enamel

    I'm painting my aluminum jon boat soon and just bought some rustoleum self etching primer and rustoleum smooth protective enamel. So do these paints work for an aluminum boat and also should I put a coat of crystal clear enamel on the paint to protect it from the water?

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    No..but I would put some Nonskid or Sand tape on the floor.

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      I have no idea about the other stuff but the clear acrylic laquer would be a waste of money. It's too brittle and would crack up and fall off a flexible aluminum hull. Also, aluminum shrinks and contracts radically so I really doubt the laquer would stick. Laquer is too rigid.

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      • #4
        Just remember that surface preperation is the first and most important step in painting. It will also help if you let the boat sit out in the hot sun before painting so that the warm hull will produce more of a "baked" on finish.

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