Post by CorvettCrzy on May 21, 2018 17:00:48 GMT -8
So I ran all over to find the Ace Enamel and get it tinted to the color I wanted last year. Saw that they had the Alum. Latex Primer (suggested by nccamper) at my store. Tonight I go to get a gallon - they don't have it and I can't find it on the internet. I need to prime this camper this weekend. Anyone have luck with a different brand with the Ace Enamel?
Post by HOTRODPRIMER on May 22, 2018 17:57:51 GMT -8
I'm not sold on water based primer for aluminum,I was in the retail paint business for more than 45 years and if I were to put any primer besides a oil based enamel I would use a product called XIM primer,it is designed for both ferrous and non ferrous metals.
To me when you can't find a product on the shelf it could be it isn't doing the job. Ace hardware usually has xim primer in clear & white, it use to be number 400. Danny
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Post by CorvettCrzy on May 22, 2018 18:42:30 GMT -8
Thanks for the responses, @vikx and HOTRODPRIMER They confirmed shipment this morning. It is the Ace Galvanized & Aluminum primer that nccamper and may others have used under the Ace Enamel paint. If it were any other enamel paint I wouldn't use it but NC called the techs at Ace and that's what they recommended. That being said, I appreciate another option. If that can is old and dry from sitting, I need an alternative and will use the one that hotrod suggests.
I really expected to get an email saying their inventory was wrong and they didn't have any. My Ace store said they stopped carrying it because it wasn't something people needed on regular basis.
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Post by CorvettCrzy on May 24, 2018 19:34:06 GMT -8
Well here it is all the way from GA! Hundreds of Ace stores around here and I have to order paint from GA. Truth is I didn't have the time or inclination to call all of those stores to hunt it down. When I shake it, it still sounds liquidy so heres hoping it's not too old. Can't find a mfg. date that makes sense.
Post by HOTRODPRIMER on May 25, 2018 7:55:26 GMT -8
Two things I learned while in the retail paint business and will help you determine if a acrylic paint is still viable,when you open the can if it smells sour the products shelf life has expired if after you have shaken the paint sufficiently pull the paint paddle out and inspect the product,you might see grit in the paint on the stick or you can wipe your finger across the paddle and rub it between you finger and them,if you fell grit it has exceeded it's shelf life.
If it's sour I would not recommend using it but if it has grit in it you can strain the product through a mesh paint strainer and it is still usable.