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anyone know how to paint aluminium
 

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The most important thing is to use an etching primer specific to the material and type of paint you are using. If you can get it powder coated if you are after a quality.
 

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Clean and oil free.
Acid etch primer, then you might want a filling primer depending on the surface condition, flat that back with wet and dry and water, then apply colour coats, seal with lacquer.
 

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i was thinking of paint a rear sets gold
 

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Omar, do you happen to have a corona gun handy? ^^
 

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i will put primer on
 

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yea i need a heat gun cannot wait for paint to dry
 

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It's not so much the heat that dries it, but the movement of air past it. Too much direct heat will weaken the paint and you risk it blistering. Thin even coats, and a good dry time, ideally in an airing cupboard over night.
 

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It's not so much the heat that dries it, but the movement of air past it. Too much direct heat will weaken the paint and you risk it blistering. Thin even coats, and a good dry time, ideally in an airing cupboard over night.
the problem is i do not have the time for over night drying time
it would be light past with the heat gun
 

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When I sprayed my bike... my coats were so dry...
Having them hanging in the garage with the door open (good ventilation) had each coat completely dry to the touch in around 10 minutes.

I did this whilst doing various other little jobs on my bike, watched some tv, browsed some internet, youtube etc.
The time soon passed :)
 

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i just want to paint and dry it install and out riding no long thing
heat gun would be good
i want finish them in 30min
 
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