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Battle worn flag

Postby BigRael » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:08 pm

Is there a rattle can paint that I can use on aluminum that is some what translucent that won't fade or chip or peel

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Re: Battle worn flag

Postby little blue choo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:40 am

Question one. Dupli-Color Metal Cast Anodized Color, works very well for a rattle can paint.

Question two. All paints will fade some over time, worse if exposed to sunlight.

Question three. All paints will chip, they're paint not steel.

Question four. No paint is really designed to peel but if you don't prep your surface correctly peel you will get!

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Re: Battle worn flag

Postby bhamer62 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:04 pm

I agree with Rick on all 4 points.

Plan B is get some steel dyes from Steel FX and hit with a nice clear coat afterwards.......Which is usually my plan A though.......

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Re: Battle worn flag

Postby little blue choo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:44 pm

FX dyes is what I use also.

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Re: Battle worn flag

Postby Largemouthlou » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:48 am

Didn't think they worked on aluminum?
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Re: Battle worn flag

Postby tnbndr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:13 am

Didn't think they worked on aluminum?

The acids don't work on anything but steel. Not sure about the dyes thought. They might/should work on aluminum.
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Re: Battle worn flag

Postby little blue choo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:32 pm

FX dyes work GREAT on aluminum, actually they work on all metals, wood and even blue jeans. Just ask me! :lol:
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