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Old 06-07-2019, 05:45 PM   #1
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hello all,

I have a raw aluminum, 45'x12' slide gate that i need to paint to match a bronze powder coat. The paint store came up with..

a. primer coat - sherman williams indust. wash primer P60G2/R7K44 or equal

B. Intermediate coat - SW duraplate 235 multipurpose epoxy or equal

c. topcoat - SW Acrolon 218TS or equal

Top coat is epoxy and is to shinny is there a top coat i can replace with, that has more of a matte finish?

What about a completly diffrent process that would match the performance of epoxy? please help!
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Any 100% acrylic latex will stick just fine to a clean aluminum surface..


BTW, That SW concoction is to empty your wallet..
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What about BM Super Spec DTM? I'm experimenting on some metal samples right now myself. Not sure if it comes in a Matte though.. Aluminum is tricky. It should be scratched up and probably primed with an etching primer first..

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