Painting Swim Platform Brackets
My pea brain is going to turn this into rocket science. Since the boat is on the hard I have the chance to realign my swim platform (pushed a bit out of place during someones past transgressions with a piling I guess) and, in the process, repaint my brackets. Scraped and sanded off old paint...most of it. Looks like the brackets are bronze or brass? Some of the old paint is hanging on pretty good, some places down to bare metal. Need to prime and paint. BUT....what type of primer and what type of paint?
The lower end of the bracket, about 4 inches or so, is under water. Going to coat that with bottom paint. For the rest of the bracket do I need to get all fancy and use the $60 a quart primer and paint products I was looking at and almost bought at our favorite place WM or will a good old spray can of Rustoleum primer do? Then use Rustoleum or some epoxy paint in colors as needed (bracket is white but the friggin blue water line stripe is continued through the bracket.) Not worried about perfection, just taking the opportunity to put something on it to protect it and make it look better. You know, look better to all those people that stand and stare over the transom to inspect your swim platform brackets? No time to pull the brackets and strip and do it right.
Any comments or suggestions appreciated of course!