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    I have what looks like aluminum Landau bars on my 1931 Sport Coupe. I can't get them off right now so I want to paint them. What do I used for primer, etching or what-ever to prep for paint?..........and what was the original Landau made of and how was it finished?
    Thanks, Phil

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    On my '30 spr coupe, (same style), the orig. were metal, not alum. and had stainless steel covers at the center and ends. The intermediate steel parts were painted body color, usually lower, seen in factory photos. The alum. needs to be primed with a good metal etch primer compatible with your paint system available in your area.

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    • #3
      The aluminum can be polished to look like chrome if you use Semi-Chrome polish.
      Zinc chromate primer is good for aluminum, if you can find it.
      Nothing is allowed anymore with the EPA out of control.

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      • #4
        Thanks guys. I did find etching primer and am going to check out the semi-chrome polish as I would rather have polished bars then painted ones.
        Tom where do I find the semi-chrome polish?

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        • #5
          Found it Tom. Thanks again. Phil

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