Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Guest

Painting aluminum truck topper... need help

Question

Guest

I recently purchased a used aluminum truck topper that was red in color originally. To match my truck I took advice from an online source and Sherwin Williams and painted it black with 100% acrylic latex paint. With the rain today I noticed it's starting to take in water and bubble up already. Needless to say I'm not too happy. I, knowing nothing about paints, am now looking for advice on what to do now. Thanks for the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Ryan_V

I got one free from this site...(thanks fishingmn!!!) and rubbed it down with laquer thinner, then put a rustoleum primer, then painted it rustoleum paint. has held up thus far, but isn't sitting outside either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
jigginjerk

Try to pressure wash it off and then use an automotive paint on it. Latex doesn't seem to stick to non porous surfaceses to well. Plus alum. expands and contracts alot and latex doesn't thus losing adhesion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

Luckily the new layer of paint peeled right off. It was clearly the wrong paint to use. It was literally coming off in sheets, which made removal easy.

I have since purchased an epoxy primer and automotive paint which I have much more confidence in. The primer coat is actually aready on and drying as I type and I'll be able to finish up the painting tomorrow.

Thanks for the input guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this