refinishing aluminum rub rail - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 12-28-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
shmangasarian is on a distinguished road
refinishing aluminum rub rail

After a number of tough years the aluminum rub rail is looking pretty scarred. I''m fairly confident about sanding and polishing out the worse bits, but I''m seeking suggestions for how to refinish it. The ultimate solution is to remove it and have it anodized again, but can anyone recommend perhaps a hard epoxy coating I can use after an etching primer. thanks in advance.

chefmango
s/v Enfin, Oxford MD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-13-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
merc2dogs is on a distinguished road
refinishing aluminum rub rail


I''d say use a clear epoxy paint or even varnish, though anything ''painted'' on is going to require periodic upkeep because it will chip off.

Having something as large as that anodized would be expensive, but it can be done at home if you have the room.
either dig a trench in the yard, or build a trough with 1x lumber and line it with plastic sheeting, build it to be able to cover the entire part, fill with your chosen solution and hook up the anodizing leads. sealing afterwards can be done with a steam gun, or hook up a pump to circulate very hot water from a boiler/water heater

ken.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cleaning aluminum water tank rbtpfe9 Gear & Maintenance 18 12-27-2010 12:31 PM
Toe Rail Issues sjacovino Gear & Maintenance 9 11-25-2004 10:08 AM
painting anodized aluminum mroskothen Gear & Maintenance 1 08-13-2003 03:51 PM
Toe Rail for a Ranger 28 demcshan Gear & Maintenance 0 05-27-2001 10:48 PM
Aluminum Rail DirtManly Gear & Maintenance 0 05-01-2001 06:17 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:31 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.