Re: Painting Antennas

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From: George, W5YR (w5yr@att.net)
Date: Sat May 26 2001 - 21:19:59 CDT


As I recall from many years ago in an aluminum awning operation of my
father, aluminum requires an etching primer coat if conventional paints are
to adhere and last.

72/73, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas QRP-L 1373 NETXQRP 6
Fairview, TX 30 mi NE of Dallas in Collin county EM13qe
Amateur Radio W5YR, in the 55th year and it just keeps getting better!
Icom IC-756PRO #02121 Kachina #91900556 IC-765 #02437

Tim Soxman wrote:
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> Been watching this thread for a while and noted that no one has
> mentioned treating the aluminum prior to painting. In the military we
> used to use a mild acid wash to give the aluminum "tooth" so that the
> paint would bond to the metal. Lasts much longer.


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