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Old 03-10-2003, 11:28 PM
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OK the drives are striped but what do I use to fill in the pitts from corrosion sp? What will hold to aluminum and not pop out after I spend all this time making them look good?
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I would paint them with a really good etching paint. Remember that alluminum corodes in about 30 min there will be a skin of corrosion on it, so you want to prep it and get it to prime ASAP. After that since your pits are probably all fine then take a finish bondo and use that to fair it out. Then sand, prime again because when you sand you will go through the primer in a lot of places then paint with a quality eurathane.

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You picked a bad week to actually want boating info

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try all-metal, its a bondo like product that sticks to metal very well
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Thanks, It looks as if there was no primer under what ever they were done in before. The paint came off in large sheets.
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What about polishing the lowers? Do you lose hydrodynamic efficiency? Other than the maintenance issue, are there advantages or disadvantages?

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