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feathers 03-29-2012 01:51 AM

paint over aluminium --I think
so I have two doors that I think are the type one buys at home depot
They are at least 12 years old --they have been mine 6 years and i have washed them-- bleached them- blah blah on the cleaning---I live in a mildewy climate in the south --now they are a mess--i think they are aluminum--what can i paint them with now can't afford to replace

havasu 03-29-2012 08:46 AM

Pictures would help but I'm sure you would need to either sand or sandblast, then a good coat of primer, then repaint.

Austin 03-30-2012 07:28 AM

I know you said you can't replace them but how bad of condition are they in?

imported_Workaholic 04-17-2012 02:18 PM

Sand them down, fix dings with bondo, prime and paint.

MHPainting 04-29-2012 03:49 PM

Probably not aluminum but probably an alloy
Probably not aluminum, but they are probably just a cheap steel door.

Sand them down to remove the bad paint, bondo if necessary.

Prime with a rust inhibiting primer and paint with exterior house paint probably a Satin or enamel finish.

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