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Avrakdavra
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I would like to paint some inexpensive aluminum cups for a new routine. What medium and method would be best for producing an attractive, durable, and uniform surface?
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If you can find some Krylon Spray Epoxy in the color you want to paint them, that will probably give the best results. Clean the cups thoroughly and do the actual spraying in a well-ventilated area. Also, wear a mask.

Make sure that once they are painted, they are put in a dust-free environment.

Almost any paint you use will have a tendency to chip off. You can have them anodized, but it may be very expensive.
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Maxello.com has some inexpensive alluminum cups in Red, Yellow, and Blue. I bought some, Indian import, nice collectible. They're quite lite!
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I have a set of those in the museum. I don't know how long that paint will hold up. They say they are "powder coated." Powder coating comes in different grades, and some of them will hold up.

But this has given me an idea. Almost every major city has a company that does powder coating. Look them up in your local yellow pages, and take the cups in. Ask them if they could run them through the next time they are doing a batch in a color you want.

Offer them a magic show in exchange for it.
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Avrakdavra
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Much appreciated.
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Glad to help.

BTW, there are instructions on the net for doing your own anodizing. I don't know if they work, but hey, it's a start. Anodizing has the advantage of not taking up any appreciable thickness.
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