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A quality aluminium alloy (for Myford castings) PRIMER?

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choochoo_baloo13/02/2018 02:09:02
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From chatting to an experienced vintage vehicle restorer, I’ve learnt that it’s difficult to get a good primer/key on aluminium alloys.

As I want to repaint some castings from a Myford ML7, and whilst I know it’s not pure aluminium but some strange aluminium based alloy, please can others recommend primers for painting such alloys - surely there must be a reasonably straightforward process or product to get an excellent key?

Chris Trice13/02/2018 03:16:26
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Try a supplier to vehicle refinishers. They can supply an acid etch primer that should do the trick.

Hopper13/02/2018 04:33:37
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I used standard spray-can etch primer from the local paint shop on my ML7 with no problems.

Etch primer is also readily available at local hardware stores, as it is also used for painting galvanized steel etc which is a common domestic building material.

Edited By Hopper on 13/02/2018 04:44:42

Chris Evans 613/02/2018 07:27:20
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Another vote for etch primer.

Jonathan Mead13/02/2018 09:26:27
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UPol Acid 8 etch primer or Halfords own brand equivalent are good for aluminium and brass. It goes without saying that getting the surface completely clean and degreased is essential for good results.

Robbo13/02/2018 09:44:30
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See here **LINK**

and here  http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/primer/u-pol-acid-8-etch-primer

Edited By Robbo on 13/02/2018 09:46:30

Martin Kyte13/02/2018 11:01:39
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Have you emailed Myfords and asked what they do?

regards Martin

Edited By Martin Kyte on 13/02/2018 11:01:58

JasonB13/02/2018 11:27:13
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Also ask the maker of the finish and U/C you are going to use, not much point on applying a primer if it is not compatible with these.

Andrew Tinsley13/02/2018 11:36:26
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Paragon paints supply primers and good advice. They also sell Myford grey and I believe green(?). Not the cheapest of paints, but superb quality finishes.

Andrew.

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