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Author Topic: Spray-paint and aluminum?  (Read 1287 times)

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Spray-paint and aluminum?
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:01:21 am »
Hey all,


I have a marquee holder from Home Depot that is an "L" shaped piece of aluminum.  Can I spray-paint these black or is there a better way?
I don't want to have it easily scratch off on me.


Thanks,
Beck

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Re: Spray-paint and aluminum?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 09:46:25 pm »
I used vinyl wrap to cover up mine, but with proper prep, spray paint should hold up.

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Re: Spray-paint and aluminum?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 05:22:40 am »
Spray paint is standard (if not using actual plastic marquee retainers).

Use primer if you are concerned about ot being scratched.  Project farm on youtube has done some paint durability tests if you want to watch those.  I don't recall which came out best for scratch resistance.  IIRC Rustoleum 2X did pretty well.