Seems like with all the "salty" air we have around here, some sort of rust prevention would be a good paint to use... I think Cabela's and I'm sure some of the other stores sell camo paints that are probably pretty good "weather protectants". Throw on some pics when you're done... I'm sure it'll look cool!! 8)
Aluminum dosen't rust so I don't know if that would make a difference.
The most imporatant part is the primer(metal etching) and the primer preperation.
I then used the paint from Cabelas for the top coat.
I painted my own boat and it was bare aluminum. high wear areas are coming off.
If I was doing it again I would call Gatortax in Louisiana and get some suggestions.
Maybe even order the primer they use.
Once again preparation is the most imporatant part.(Clean Surface, Sanded, wiped with alcohol)
Painting Aluminum is not an easy job.