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Old 03-09-2012, 08:38 PM
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Best thing to coat cast aluminum with?

What is the best thing to coat an intake with? I have always clear coated them with Nason clear coat and it doesnt work worth a dang. Always cracks and oxidizes within a few months. Am I doing something wrong or putting it on too thick? Would a better clear make the difference?

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Clear powder coat is better for that..

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Years Ago We Etched

aluminium WITH WHITE VINEGAR OVER NIGHT THEN RINSED AND PUT OUR CLEAR OR OTHER ON IT . IT STAYED ON LONGER
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Powder coat for sure.

5 years later and it looks the same as when it was first put on. No peeling or chips.
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Eastwood alumna blast looks like fresh cast alum, and can touch up if necessary
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