Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Re: Refinishing hatch and port frames
I had my hatch and port light frames re-anodized black hardcoat. I really thought they were clean...had to pick them up from plater after they were reverse stripped and get the last bit of sealant off. I am very satisfied with result after two years.
I would recommend research on powder coat...I recently read that it is permeable...Here in Florida it seems to get chalky and bubble up in short order, signs at 4 years, ready to be redone in six. It would not be my choice here, salt air is vicious, maybe lack of maintenance.
Alexseal has a Mil-Spec, strontium chromate epoxy base metal primer that can be top coated here in approx. three hours.
Awlgrip's Max-Cor metal primer, requires 17-24 hour cure window, then Hi-Build primer, overnight cure, then 545 primer, overnight cure,then topcoat.
Best of luck!