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Aluminum Top?? pant, powder coat?

What would work on covering my Aluminum Top for my Tereyx? I called Line-X today and he didn't think that stuff would stick to Alum without painting ? sand blasting or powder coating it first. What have you guys used on aluminum?
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I've really been wanting to rhino line my whole cage....not sure why they would have to sandblast the bare aluminum though.
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The guy acted like he wasn't sure about it, might have just been a worker I talked to that didn't know much.
The paint shop told me I had to use a self etching primer first. and the gal at the powder coat co. said she uses a special coat that will hold up on alum. she does aluminum undercarriage parts for snowmobiles and it holds up .
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You shouldn't have a problem with the Line-X if they spray all around and encase it. They usually use a 2 part epoxy primer. I get alot of stuff done by Line-X and this stuff is great but yeah they do want a primed surface. I see snow in your sig pic, have you thought about the snow sticking to the textrued Line-X'd roof?? I opted out of Line-X on my roof just for this reason, the heat and the texture won't mix well in my opinion lol. Powder coating will be your best best and it will hold up well. I even stayed away from the PC due to rubbing against trees and stuff in our tight trails and painted 'er good old matte black. I can repair it down the road easy as can be and it blends so nice you'll never know haha.

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I am leaning toward the powder coat, $70. to do both sides. She said something about putting it in a 400 degree oven first, that shouldn't warp the Aluminum should it?
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Put it in the oven first?? The only time I have heard PC'ing aluminum being a problem was with engine cases. I have heard they are more prone to cracking, but that could just be due to the engines that are usually PC'd are the hopped up ones and they usually run a greater risk of calving anyway. I think as long as they hang it correctly so there is no stress on it everything will be alright. In the great scheme of things 400 degrees isn't that hot.
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Well what i did to mine was take some degreaser and spray it real good then wash it with soap and water to get all the grease off.Then get a clean rag with some alchol and rub it all over the roof to really get all of thye oilo off.Then get the spray in the can bed liner at wal mart and spray it on the roof,i have had mine done for 6 months and it still looks great.

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