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Offline ctbruss

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Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:38 PM »
We recently purchased a 1988 fixer and although the windows are of good quality, the aluminum exteriors are faded and chalky. Only 14 windows. Any recommendations for prep, primer material and finish material?

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Offline Ves

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Re: Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 11:42 PM »
Wipe clean or power-wash. If they were previously painted you could use a number of products but if it’s the factory stock aluminum and its chalky I would use Sherwin-Williams MSA (multi surface acrylic) no primer necessary.

Offline ctbruss

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Re: Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 01:15 AM »
Wipe clean or power-wash. If they were previously painted you could use a number of products but if it’s the factory stock aluminum and its chalky I would use Sherwin-Williams MSA (multi surface acrylic) no primer necessary.

Thanks for the tip...I'll check to make sure the local SW carries that

Offline Ves

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Re: Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 08:31 AM »
Wipe clean or power-wash. If they were previously painted you could use a number of products but if it’s the factory stock aluminum and its chalky I would use Sherwin-Williams MSA (multi surface acrylic) no primer necessary.

Thanks for the tip...I'll check to make sure the local SW carries that

Yea man, If they don’t they will order it for you

Offline lambeater

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Re: Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 08:37 AM »
If the windows are powder coated then try cleaning them with a damp cloth and VIM. Make sure you use the regular Bleach free bottle.
Once clean a good coat of quality car polish should work to bring them back. This is all I every do to my chalky gutters and dull deck rails.

Lambeater

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 02:14 PM »
Ves...wouldn’t you use flash bond prior to the MSA ? On something like this
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline Ves

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Re: Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 10:06 PM »
Ves...wouldn’t you use flash bond prior to the MSA ? On something like this

On aluminum I would just use MSA, no primer. If you were going to prime it then you could paint with a number of different products after.

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Refinishing the exteriors ...aluminum clad/wood window
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 05:18 PM »
Thanks
There are no mistakes....just new designs.