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Painting help

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by cegusman, May 10, 2005.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I bought 4 new white wagon wheels, going to paint them with Rustoleum Hammered Black. What kind of prep work do I need to do to get the paint to stay? They are originally powder coated.
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'd sand the wheels with #320 and a red scuff pad...clean then paint.
     
  3. gjk5

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    I just did this myself except that the paint was already rusted off of the wheels. I also used the hammered and learned a couple of things:

    It seems to be a little tempermental to temperature and cure times. When I did mine I sanded them down and primed with a rustoleum automotive primer before painting. The hammered stuff did not dry very fast and I found that recoating it too soon, even a couple of hours on a cool day, resulted in a soft finish (I could still mark it with my fingernail a couple of days later). In addition I found it best to use the entire can in one sitting if possible, the finish did not look the same out of the same can the next day and pooled up really easily too. (could have been that I left it outside and it got down to 40?)

    Anyway, long story short I liked the hammered, it just needs a little more attention than regular rattle can. Good Luck.


    Oh yeah, painting my front hubs (not the actual hub but where the lock outs stick out) with it was a bitch! Especially since I put the new meats on alone and scuffed the hell out of the hubs and had to retape and repaint.
     

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