The secret is a good primer. I use a self-etching automotive primer
formulated for Aluminum and fiberglass. You can cover it with Enamel,
Lacquer or Latex based paints. Its available at automotive paint stores and
most auto parts. I get mine from NAPA.
I would not recommend applying any paint directly to aluminum. It will peel
off in short order.
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> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Robert Harmon
> Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 9:35 PM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Painting Antennas
> This week I am in the process of taking down antennas from my
> tower and replacing with
> new ones. In the San Francisco Bay area the aluminum doesn't
> take very long to corrode and the old ones are in pretty bad condx.
> I'm thinking about painting the new antennas this time and see
> how they hold up.
> I read in the Force 12 assembly instructions for their C3 they
> mention painting the antenna and it shouldn't affect the tuning.
> I have considered this before and remember discussions about it
> but I am wondering if anyone
> could give feedback on a particular paint that has worked well for this.
> Krylon has a latex, gray aluminum primer that looks interesting.
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