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Yes, this finish is going on the windshield too

July 16 2007 at 12:42 PM
Paul  (no login)

Response to Very nice

I have experimented a bit with two of the Eastwood finishes and two clear coats. One is their ALUMABLAST, which looks every bit the identical finish you would find on a cast aluminum part. It is so authentic it's quite amazing. The other is their highly polished "chrome" look, which is what I used.

I used a special commercial grade degreaser/prep, then a self etching primer, and then the silver coating. It looked very bright at that point, maybe too bright. However, the application of the clear coat took off some of the "bright paint look" and gave it a nice luster.

I will experiment on some scrap pieces of aluminum prior to doing the final deed with the windshield, and it is ready now. The front deck has been scrubbed down in anticipation of reinstalling the windshield now.

I will need some sanding time, in order to build up enough film to hide the corrosion pitting on some of this. The outside of the windshield looks good, but for some reason the inside is pitted. I guess that's the part that lived under cover and got condensation moisture. The same thing has happened with my Commander windshield, the exterior looks fine, but there is some pitting on the inside which is supposed to be the dry side. Go figure ~!



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