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Herulining a Aluminum toolbox

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RAY, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. RAY

    RAY 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I thinking about herulining the inside of my aluminum tool box due to all the black anf gray oxidation that gets on anything I stick in there. Has any of you tried this?

    Just Wondering,
    Ray
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    never tried it, but you'd prolly need to shoot it with that Aluminum-specific primer before you put it on.

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    Spray the inside with oven cleaner, let it sit for a few minutes, rinse and repeat a few times. The cleaner etches aluminum pretty well, I used it on my boat with great results.
     
  4. ryoken

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    I'd clean it real well with Easy Off, etc, then sand it with some 80 grit.. clean with alcohol... spritz a light coat of zinc chromate on it (1 rattlecan should be enough) then coat it....

    Zinc is imperative for proper aluminum adhesion...
     
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    This is an old post but if you're interested I did one without any prep, and it has lasted without any hickups.
     
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    Flitz!




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