We have a Napa Auto Parts close by, I'll check it out.
On Oct 26, 2010, at 9:26 PM, Jim Hargrave wrote:
> 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.
> 73's Jim
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Robert Harmon
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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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