Aluminum windlass protection/refinishing

Discussion in 'Materials' started by nero, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. nero
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    nero Senior Member

    The expensive part of boatbuilding has caught up with my catamaran project.

    I just bought to used Simpson-Lawrence 555 windlass. One is complete and working ... and the other arrived in pieces. Both need to be rebuilt.

    The first part I want to attack is the cast aluminum case. I can degrease and sand blast it for free. Then what? Send it out for Hard Anodized coating and a powder coat finish?

    I have found a few places reasonably close that do specialized coating. They probably have little experience with coatings destine for salt water environments.

    Any one have some advice?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    nero, anodising and then powder coating would certainly be a good treatment, i cannot see any way that would in fact be any better.
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