Re: Mast cosmetic
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I used the color "Renault Panda White 348" for SM #37 (1990) I had a local auto paint store make the color (their code was 53-1704591-A) and put it into spray cans. Total cost was about $50 USD for four cans. Color match is perfect.
As to primer... I had been using a green metal primer that states it is apropriate for aluminium. I have had good experience with it on the mast and booms however, for the Bonfiglio furler gearboxes the primer bubbled and is flaking off after two years. I don't know if it was poor surface prep on my part or some interaction with the metal. I recently repainted them and used a gray metal primer. So far it looks ok.
One place to check for corrosion on the masts is behind the winches. I repainted there last year after I rebuilt the winches. One older SM I visited had severe corrosion on the winch mounting plates. Keeling them clean and coated will prevent that.
SV Annie SM 37
On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 1:11 PM Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote: