Category Archives: Aluminum Application

How to Apply Awlgrip Topcoat to an Aluminum Hull

Identify the paint that is there. Is it compatible? If yes – Sand, Primer, Paint If no – the previous coating needs to be taken down. Sand with 80 grit paper until the coating is gone. Sand blasting is not … Continue reading

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Painting an Aluminum Hull with Non Antifouling Paint

When painting a boat used for hunting/fishing, such as a jon boat, typically a flat finish is desired so you’ll want to use one of our camouflage paints or Aluma Hawk. A primer coat is used to help the paint … Continue reading

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Aluminum Hull Repairs and More

How to Fix a Leaking Seam or Rivet on Aluminum Boat As aluminum boats age they show various signs of wear and tear. One of these signs may be a leaking seam or rivet. Over time, rivets can stretched and … Continue reading

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Applying Antifouling Paint to a Pontoon Boat

If you do not have any coatings at all on the bottom of the boat, we suggest to sand the pontoons with 80 grit and then apply Tuff Stuff High Build Epoxy. It is a water tight barrier coat designed for … Continue reading

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How to Paint an Aluminum Jon Boat

Jon Boats are flat bottom boats manufactured for easy maneuverability in shallow water. The most used material for construction is aluminum, making them lightweight and durable for fishing and hunting. A camouflage paint job is a good idea for hunters … Continue reading

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Painting an Aluminum Outdrive

Outdrives are difficult to keep free of growth. The main reason for this is that traditional copper-based bottom paints cannot be used on an aluminum outdrive. Doing so will result in serious corrosion from the aluminum reacting to the copper … Continue reading

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How to Apply Bottom Paint to an Aluminum Boat

Tuff Stuff Marine Epoxy Primer If you do not have any coatings at all on the bottom of the boat, we suggest to sand the hull with 80 grit and then apply Tuff Stuff High Build Epoxy. It is a … Continue reading

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