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BW23 posted 01-17-2003 04:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for BW23   Send Email to BW23  
The door frame on my 23"Conquest is showing some paint peel / corrosion. Any ideas on getting a touch up spray to match?? BW does not sell any.


tully_mars posted 01-17-2003 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
Don't waste your time touching it up, it isn't paint anyway.

This is my only complaint with BW, they powdercoat their aluminum improperly, and it doesn't last.

I am pulling my entire door frame off, stripping it to the bare aluminum, and priming and painting. I had this problem with the aluminum on my outrage and never had a problem again. That time I used just white Imron, this time I am going to use Evinrude White Outboard paint.

Since it is Aluminum, and corrosion has started touch up paint will just flake right back off.

After stripping, wash it with 50/50 Vinegar and water. Apply Zinc Chromate Primer (this is a primer specifically for painting AL) and then apply paint.

Good Luck.

BTW, I have on order with Twin Cities Marine new gaskets to seal the door etc...They are not very expensive.

Tully Mars

ivansfo posted 01-20-2003 06:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for ivansfo  Send Email to ivansfo     
While cleaning out out the boat yesterday I notice this problem starting to show too. The area around the bottom two screws are beginning to bubble up. And my boat is a 2001 Conquest, just about 1 year old for me.

Thanks for the info Tully.

BW23 posted 01-21-2003 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for BW23  Send Email to BW23     
I was talking to some metal fabricators I deal with. Their recommendaton would be strip off all of the current powder coated paint. Prep the aluminum and clear anodize it. No chance for the problem to happen again. I would make sure the aluminum is brushed / textured before the clear anodize process is complete.
rbyrd posted 01-22-2003 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for rbyrd  Send Email to rbyrd     
I have powder coated parts on my Jeep and never had any problem with it. I prefer it over paint in areas I spend time tuning. Jeep TJ's have tesion bars that bolts to the firewall and to the fron grill for stiffness. So when working in the engine bay myself an others clip this bar with what ever tool all the time. The powder cout prevents chipping.

So why not have it re-powder coated, but by the correct method?

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