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Old 12-30-2020, 02:14 PM
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Has anyone applied a ceramic coating over polished aluminum skin? I have just polished out my wings and want to apply a protective coating to reduce future maintenance. There is also a spray on coating that is used on aluminum tanks like the milk trucks.
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Old 12-30-2020, 02:41 PM
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The milk truck that picked up our milk when we were farming was stainless steel, not aluminum.
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Old 12-30-2020, 04:16 PM
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Has anyone applied a ceramic coating over polished aluminum skin? I have just polished out my wings and want to apply a protective coating to reduce future maintenance. There is also a spray on coating that is used on aluminum tanks like the milk trucks.
Thanks
Michael
I have a test panel on my wing about 10" by 10" that I have tried the Johns 360 product. I was not brave enough to put it everywhere since it is not easy to remove. So far it is holding up and definitely makes cleaning easier. I have not done the full season test yet to see if it holds up. I will post once I have enough info to be of use but so far, so good. I also treated adjacent panels with A: Wax, B: Johns, C: Something from McFarlane that I cant remember. None worked as well or looked as good as the Johns 360 panel.
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:47 PM
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Ed,
Thanks for your input. Of the ceramic coatings I have seen, none have been two part so John's 360 is interesting. I would love to see what it looks like after 3 to 4 years.
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Old 12-31-2020, 05:34 AM
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This is what you’re looking for.

https://www.cerakote.com/
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:06 AM
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I agree. Talked to them a week ago and the only downside is there is no spray booth at my airport. I doubt I can get away with spraying it in my hanger but I may try it.
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