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Paint Recommendation for Awlgripped Boom

I have a need to paint the gooseneck area of my aluminum boom after I have had some repair work done. I would also like to touch up a few other areas of the boom that have become scratched up.
Can someone provide a recommendation for a paint to address this requirement?
The boom is currently awlgripped in white.
I assume I will need to prime the aluminum prior to painting.

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After painting my mast/boom white and NOT wanting to drop the money on a can of two part black i did the fittings with Rustolem which has done fine after one year in saltwater


The touchup is NOT easy as the paint cant be buffed to do a blend so it will show

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We've done Awlgrip touch-ups with activated but unreduced leftover paint and a foam brush. Not totally invisible repair, but at least you get a good colour match, which you're unlikely to get any other way.

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