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Forum topic by Patrickgeddes14 posted 02-23-2019 08:46 PM 258 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Patrickgeddes14

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02-23-2019 08:46 PM

I just finished painting some brass eye hooks with the rustoleum primer and paint. It looks good but will wear over time I’m sure. Whats a good way to make the paint last?


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#1 posted 02-23-2019 09:09 PM

Clear coat would probably help. Any chance that you need them in a common color and could just buy some already that color?

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#2 posted 02-23-2019 11:06 PM

the only wear point is where the item you hang on the hook.
it is a way of life – paint does not like wear and tear.
when the wear gets to the point that it bothers you, repaint them.
you may be overthinking this a little.

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#3 posted 02-25-2019 05:23 AM

Powder coating is supposed to create a tougher surface. HF has a kit, I believe (or they did).

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#4 posted 02-25-2019 01:10 PM

When I polished then painted the old bronze on my salt water boat I used Pettit 6455/044 metal prep, followed by Pettit 4700/4701 barrier coat. then Rustoleum Professional paint.

After a decade in the worst environment possible, those parts still look like glossy plastic, with no chipping or deterioration.

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#5 posted 02-25-2019 01:33 PM

wingless ~ I totally agree with you on your process !!
in my experience, Rust-Oleum enamel is as tough as it gets.
properly primed and painted, there is no clear coat that can
add additional protection to the surface.
this is my aluminum boat that was primed with R.O. aluminum primer
and the standard Stop Sign Red and Bright White. . . . 5 years of fresh
and salt water use, rolling up on a trailer, bumping into docks, it still looks great.

so I am fairly confident that the paint and process that Patrick used will be just fine.

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