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    Default painting aluminum boat

    I am giving a aluminum boat a makeover that I purchased I am going to use it in places I cant get the big boat in. I have a question what kind of primer and paint to use. I got the outside of the hull sanded down and still like the inside having it redy I am sanding down to the shiney metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeg
    I am giving a aluminum boat a makeover that I purchased I am going to use it in places I cant get the big boat in. I have a question what kind of primer and paint to use. I got the outside of the hull sanded down and still like the inside having it redy I am sanding down to the shiney metal.

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    The primer is zinc chromate. If the boat has paint that is still adhered well, then paint right on top of that. Just prime the bare aluminum.

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    I wouldn't paint it if it's a small boat.

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    Mike, there is a web site by the name of Aluminum Boat Repair. Much knowledge of painting and restoring aluminum boats there. Matt is correct, Zinc Chromate is the primer used.

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    buff her up till she shines like a mirror. no paint.
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    Default Rhino Linings for the inside

    I think if I was painting a boat today I would look into Rhino Linings for the inside of the boat. I would also look in to see if it could be applied to the outside also. It may not beable to as it is a simi rough, but would look into it. Rhino Linings pickup truck liners are as tough as nails.
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