TotalBoat Aluminum Etch Wash ensures that paint, epoxies, glues and other coatings stick to your aluminum boat better, and last longer. This surface prep treatment provides thorough surface cleaning, corrosion protection, and etching in a single application.
Use Etch Wash on bare aluminum, galvanized steel, and other non-ferrous metals. It's great for pontoon boats, duck boats, fishing boats, and other aluminum-hulled vessels.
To use, simply apply Aluminum Boat Etch Wash, allow it to remain on the surface for five minutes without drying, then rinse with water and dry. The surface is now ready to be coated. Paint or polish immediately before oxidation occurs.
Available in Quart and Gallon sizes.
|Application Method||Brush or Spray|
|Number of Coats Necessary||1|
|VOC Content||< 250 g/L|
The secret lies in etching the surface with the right product. Compare TotalBoat Aluminum Etch Wash to Alodine or Alumiprep 33. Our phosphoric acid-based etching wash is fast and easy to use, and creates the toothed surface required for epoxy primer or paint to bond successfully and durably.
Important Safety Information:
Phosphoric acid is dangerous to work with because it can cause serious skin burns, eye damage, and respiratory system damage. Do not breathe its spray, mist, fumes, gas, or vapors.
Always wear protective clothing and equipment to protect your eyes, skin, and lungs when working with TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Etch Wash. This personal protection includes gloves, glasses or goggles, a respirator, and a proper apron or similar protective clothing.
October 29, 2022
This stuff is a huge pain in the butt to use. Having said that, it is the very best and one of the only ways to get primers and paints to stick to aluminum! Surface corrosion starts immediately after prep, and nothing sticks to corrosion ( a friend told me…). So have your next coating set up and ready to go, and you won't have any worries about peeling primers or paint.
April 25, 2022
July 14, 2021
Used this to prep a flat bed trailer before painting.
October 3, 2020
July 31, 2020
Used this to prep motorcycle panniers for paint. Found I needed to lightly sand them with 320 grit before using the prep wash. Also left the product on for 10 minutes as apposed to the recommended 5. Saw a definitive color change in the aluminum and the paint coats adhered great.
December 4, 2018
cleaned and left a surface that helped the paint adhere.