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Old 03-29-2012, 01:51 AM  
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Default 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

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:46 AM  
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Pictures would help but I'm sure you would need to either sand or sandblast, then a good coat of primer, then repaint.

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I know you said you can't replace them but how bad of condition are they in?
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Sand them down, fix dings with bondo, prime and paint.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:49 PM  
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Default 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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