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Old 05-01-2020, 10:20 AM
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Nice to see all the alternatives but I already bought my primer and paint so I'm using alodine.

And the original question was:

Is it ok to scuff the entire plate with #m red scotchbrite.

The answer seems to be "yes" with the added suggestion of dipping the scotch brite hand pad in the alumaprep.
Yes. And don't worry about oils left behind with Alumiprep. It's a very strong acid. Wear gloves. You're more likely to contaminate the part after it's clean so switch to clean nitrile gloves.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:40 AM
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OK I'm about to do this today, and I have another question:

So it's an 8"x12" plate. I want to paint both sides. So I assume that I should alodine both sides at the same time? Then hang the piece and paint both sides - at least a first coat - at the same time?

I figured that alodine and painting one side at a time would not work but I thought I'd check


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Old 05-23-2020, 06:52 AM
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OK I'm about to do this today, and I have another question:

So it's an 8"x12" plate. I want to paint both sides. So I assume that I should alodine both sides at the same time? Then hang the piece and paint both sides - at least a first coat - at the same time?

I figured that alodine and painting one side at a time would not work but I thought I'd check


Thanks.
If possible, alodine both sides. Once Alodined, the surface is theoretically stable from aluminum oxide formation so paint can be applied any time. Wipe with a solvent before spraying just to be sure.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:59 AM
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If possible, alodine both sides. Once Alodined, the surface is theoretically stable from aluminum oxide formation so paint can be applied any time. Wipe with a solvent before spraying just to be sure.
What solvent would you suggest post-alodine?

My intention is to prime the piece as soon as the post-alodine water rinse is dry
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:55 AM
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What solvent would you suggest post-alodine?

My intention is to prime the piece as soon as the post-alodine water rinse is dry
Maybe unnecessary then. It's one of those paint habits. Wipe with solvent then a tack cloth just before spray. A volitile solvent like lacquer thinner or acetone is commonly used. I prefer Kirker 600 Surface Wash.
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