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On 1/5/07, Dave Lowen <jatech(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Aluminum railroad cars have been painted for years with no problems. A wash primer is used prior to coating.



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On 1/5/07, Robert Kazanjy < rkazanjy(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I strongly recommend against paint for alumimum

aluminum is meant to be anodized for decorative purposes but then that's the architects job, right?

Painting is just asking for problems downstream.


Good point but IMO the art of priming seems to have been lost of late.