Well, I just finished gel coating my 19 foot Cougar catamaran
a bright yellow and she looks sooo fine that I hate to just bolt the aluminum
arts back on as they are. I sail her here in Pensacola
on the bays so she see salt water
but she is on a trailer
at home in between times.
I may use a trick I heard of which is cleaning
, buffing, cleaning
, and then applying a light coat of epoxy
and, using sandpaper, scrub the aluminum right through the epoxy
before it sets up. Then once cured apply the color coat. This sounds better than an acid etch/epoxy because the surface will be acidic. maybe.
Again, all ideas wanted.