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#125588 - 16th Mar 2006 2:40pm Painting alloys
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Is it possible to just paint alloy wheels with hammerite paint, as you can paint any surface with it and it even covers and treats rust.

I was thinking about doing my wheels black until i can afford to buy my new rims.
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#125589 - 16th Mar 2006 2:48pm Re: Painting alloys
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i would try and rub some of the surface to key the surface in so the paint has sumthin to hold on to!!

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#125590 - 16th Mar 2006 7:09pm Re: Painting alloys
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If you use hammerite make sure you buy the gloss and mix it with thinners or it'll be all lumpy.

And like macca said, it'll stick better if you key the surface with wire wool or something.

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#125591 - 17th Mar 2006 9:36pm Re: Painting alloys
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no, dont use hammerite, it will look poo, ask gary how he did his, as he sprayed his
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#125592 - 17th Mar 2006 9:39pm Re: Painting alloys
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If you want to spray with the tyre still on, get some thin card and bend it round the rim and the tyre. The paint on the alloys is really easy to remove (for some reason) with medium grade sandpaper.
Just use loads of layers (about eight layers), then a couple of layers of cellulose laquer and you're laughing.
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#125593 - 17th Mar 2006 11:58pm Re: Painting alloys
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i did mine myself mate smile was a doddle. REALLY super easy

clean wheels then use wet and dry paper to sand down, prime sand prime sand, colour, sand, colour LIGHTLY sand, colour agian, laquer, laquer and laquer to your heats content lol

its really easy mate, cost me buttons to do mine with spray cans and the tyres were still on mine aswel

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#125594 - 18th Mar 2006 11:26am Re: Painting alloys
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see, daz, i told you it was that easy, will cost you about 20 - 25 for the spray cans and san paper
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#125595 - 18th Mar 2006 9:46pm Re: Painting alloys
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would it be ok to paint brand new alloys white like this?

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#125596 - 19th Mar 2006 11:31am Re: Painting alloys
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duno mate mine were standard VTS ones so.

50 and ill do it for you wink

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#125597 - 19th Mar 2006 12:56pm Re: Painting alloys
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would it be ok to paint brand new alloys white like this?
yep, you can paint any alloys aslong as you give them a good sand
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#125598 - 19th Mar 2006 10:45pm Re: Painting alloys
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Preparation before spraying is important.
And always use laquer it'll chip and peel to buggery.
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