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Old 05-05-2014, 09:26   #1
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Re-Painting a Windlass

Hi all,

My Maxwell windlass is losing its powder-coat in big flakes. It appears to be aluminum underneath. Is there anything special that I need to do to re-paint it, besides prep and cleaning? Any recommended paints or epoxies?

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:28   #2
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Re: Re-Painting a Windlass

sand blast 2 part zinc chromate primer follow with topcoat...

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Re: Re-Painting a Windlass

Why not bare aluminum! Otherwise acid wash and zinc chromate primer. Be careful though, not all ZC primers are compatible with certain overcoats! Don't ask how I know but a custom windlass support of mine seemed to stay rubbery and tacky for years!
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Re: Re-Painting a Windlass

I prepped mine with automotive spray can primer, and top coated with Outboard motor spray enamel. 4 yrs and still looks good.
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