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Old 06-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default painting foot of motor (best paint; procedure; etc)

I need to paint the foot of our 200 e-tec.. its been long over due with some corrosion causing flaking paint.. I hit some of the area gently with a wire brush but still need to prep the area for painting..

I am sure there is some good advice and knowledge that can be thrown my way

i was thinking a rough sand paper or wire brush and cleaning up the area with a finer grit sand paper?!?

I know I can be pointed in the right direction on paint at west marine but just want to make sure I get the best for the job!

Feel free to give me a step by step if ya can.. Although I pretty much know what needs to be done.. I want it to be a professional job done by myself! I am not a half ass kinda guy! haha

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Old 06-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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I use a high speed die grinder with a 3-m scotch brite pad (fine) for the prep work. then get a good aluminum primer. I like 3 coats of primer. Sand with about 400 grit till nice and smooth. Omc probably makes a paint just for their motors, not sure about that. I am more familiar with Mercury. Tape off the prop shaft to keep it clean. It sounds like you are on the right track. it's easy enough.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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When I painted mine, I removed all of the corrosion, until good aluminum, then primed with zinc primer. Its usually yellow in color. After that, I epoxy primed and painted. You can do all of this with rattle cans if you prefer. Make sure you clean the aluminum very well before and after sanding with acetone or cleaning minerals. Try not to touch it before you paint. Good luck

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Old 06-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #4
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But how did you get into the small areas? It would seem like a sand blaster would be better suited for the prep.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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Professional method : Remove foot or tape-up and mask off everything sandblast to remove existing coating and corosion (will also create profile for paint to bond) prime epoxy mastic 5 to 7 dft finish coat catilized urithane 3 to 5 mils dft
note: aluminum is very soft so be carful sandblasting small bucket blaster or pressure washer with sand injector works great
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