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Author Topic: Lacquer for aluminium.  (Read 172 times)
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« on: July 11, 2017, 12:03:52 PM »

Any suggestions for a good lacquer for use on aluminium ?
Fork legs need refinishing. It won't be a polish job but a brushed finish as original. Planning on using polyurethane but wondered if anyone knew of anything better.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 12:16:17 PM »

I recently tried Halfords own clear lacquer in a spray tin, went on and looks great, BUT, its only a few weeks old yet.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 10:46:27 AM »

If it's the  Halfords heavy duty PU lacquer, it tends to yellow slightly over time but not as bad as some.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 05:24:36 PM »

I used some brush-on lacquer when I did my Honda forks - can't remember what it was, got it at a bike show from a stall selling alu-brite and similar.
But I followed the instructions and put LOTS of coats on - it was pretty good!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 07:26:55 PM »

Thanks BG. In the end I used the Halfrauds PU as I had a can. Takes forever to dry and needs 30 minutes between coats.
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