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Old 03-06-2010
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Question coating aluminum spars?

I bought a 1976 Pearson 28 last fall. The boom was algripped (white) about 10 years ago, but the coating is lifting around the hardware, peeling, and abraded in places.

After spraying with PB-Blaster (and sitting in my basement over the winter), applying heat, and persuasion, I've gotten most of the hardware loose.

What is the best way to clean up and restore the boom's appearance? I'm looking for a balance of cost effectiveness, cosmetics, and durability.

I was thinking about powder coating. Anyone have experience with that?

sailing a P28-1 Heart of Gold on Narragansett Bay

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