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I just use a softer wire wheel to knock off any loose stuff. Then a Acetone wipe down outdoors with a breeze.
Paint time on the roughed up old paint.
 

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Just in case anyone else is considering painting bare aluminum I recently used “Raptor Anti-Corrosive Epoxy Primer” inside my Lowe 1860. No etching necessary but it does need a scuffed up surface. I rolled it on vs spraying. Cleaned the surface with acetone prior to rolling. After priming I sprayed “Raptor Protective Coating, Tintable” which requires a hardener and is in essentially a bed liner without the grit. I wanted a lightly textured surface so I set the gun at 50psi and the compressor at 90psi. Only vertical surfaces, console and live well were painted. The weather went south on me so I won’t finish painting the areas around the hatches until this coming spring.

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That looks really good!
 

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If you have to mix up a bit more than a small batch, use a BIG/WIDE container, like an 8" by 10" foil pan, but still only like 1/2" deep! For if you put that same amount in a 'bucket' to mix it, it will cook off and could set itself on fire or just smoke and cook away! Ask me how I know ...
Yikes!!! I’ll be sticking with small batches when it’s cold out as I went ahead and purchased the cold weather formula. Also the floor is in three sections.
Thanks for the heads up DaleH. Again I appreciate you sharing your knowledge. This is my first time to use epoxy in this manner. I’ve done some small patch work where all I had to worry about was the stuff setting up to fast. I had no idea it could get that hot.
30 years ago when I would splice phone lines we had it in a tube with a divider in the middle. Squeeze the tube to break the divider , shake and cut the bottom off the tube and shove the splice in the burry tube and all after it hardened.
In the winter we would take a couple , break the dividers shake them and put them in our coat pockets to keep our hands warm.
 

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Just in case anyone else is considering painting bare aluminum I recently used “Raptor Anti-Corrosive Epoxy Primer” inside my Lowe 1860. No etching necessary but it does need a scuffed up surface. I rolled it on vs spraying. Cleaned the surface with acetone prior to rolling. After priming I sprayed “Raptor Protective Coating, Tintable” which requires a hardener and is in essentially a bed liner without the grit. I wanted a lightly textured surface so I set the gun at 50psi and the compressor at 90psi. Only vertical surfaces, console and live well were painted. The weather went south on me so I won’t finish painting the areas around the hatches until this coming spring.

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Looking sharp. Thanks for sharing the information. I’ll be repainting the sides inside and out soon. I’ll have to check out your Raptor idea.
You said it’s a primer. Is it good to go alone or do you have to top it?
 
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Looking sharp. Thanks for sharing the information. I’ll be repainting the sides inside and out soon. I’ll have to check out your Raptor idea.
You said it’s a primer. Is it good to go alone or do you have to top it?
Thanks. I used Raptor primer and Raptor paint. Applied primer with a roller and then sprayed the paint. I would definitely cover the primer.
 
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