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Old 07-07-2009, 09:40 PM
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Question aluminum dimond plating.

hey guys i was wondering if there was anyway to paint a alluminum dimond plated tool box. i really need it as cheap as possible so i am not going to waste the money to send it off and have it profesionally done. also if you have some tips on painting wheels it would be much appriceated.
 
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:22 AM
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Rust- Oleum. I painted my spare a couple weeks ago. Just taped off the tire, Sanded it, primed it, and painted. Simple as that
 
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:51 PM
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yeah i had planned on using dupli-color or something like it such as rustoleum. any thoughts on the dimond plating?
 
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:14 PM
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There is a way to paint the diamond plate, but I can't think of the name of the primer you have to use for it to stick. Anyway there is a special prep and primer, but from what I hear the aluminum will still bleed through where the top closes and makes contact. If it were me I wouldn't even paint the inside, but just the outer exposed area's. Keep a can of touch up handy and if it scratches spray it again.
 
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Self-etching primer, that and use a 3m scuffing pad to prep the surface. It's a lot of elbow grease involved because of the diamond plate.
 
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:05 AM
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Thats the one, I couldn't think of it for the life of me. Let us know if you decide to do it and how it comes out. I got a couple of rough looking boxes that I might get motivated to make new again if I hear you were successful. Take some step by step pics too if you can. Good Luck!
 
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:44 PM
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will do thanks guys.
 
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:54 AM
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here is my truck i plan on doing it too.
 
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:00 PM
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also i need a new set of jack stands and a new jack what would you suggest for me. my truck ways about 7000lb i think i was thinking 2 1/2 ton jack and stands. just had a question if buy them and it says lets say 3 ton are each rated to hold 3 tons by its self or is it togeather and each will only hold about 1 1/2 tons? what do you guys think would be the best set up?
 
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Truth be told, I have a cheapo "Northern-tool" type of 3-ton floor jack in my shop that I've used for 5 years now. Normally, I'm a branded type of guy and would tell you that you get what you pay for and such and such. As far as the jack stands are concerned I'd stick to the 3 tons, my rule of thumb is that I don't want vehicles falling on me (I like to keep it simple) and the price difference between the two is not enough to make me think twice. For my own piece of mind I always buy bigger than what I need, with both jack stands and floor jacks.
 

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