painting alloys black?
Posted 29 June 2012 - 18:03
i was looking at my furby and thinking black and green looks realy nice... so now i want to black it out (can you see where this is going?)
i was trying to find a quote to have my alloys powder coated but theres no where local or cheap i live between nottingham and lincoln (newark) if anyone knows of a reputable person please let me know
if not its DIY time and i could need abit of a walk through (what to strip old paint off with what paint to use and what protection for after)
thank you all for reading hope you have a good weekend
Posted 02 August 2012 - 20:22
Do you mean to strip off the lacquer that coats them, and stops the Corrosion or not as the case may be.
If you are doing a DIY & are not familiar with Paints and wheels,
I suggest you do not strip them.
You can get a good finish and look, by preperation.
De-wax and de-grease.
Sand lightly & feather in any light damage parts of the Wheels and lip.
Get a surface to key to. dont strip down the lacquer thats on
mask the stud holes neatly.
A light suitable coating of a suitable Primer.
I use 'Plastic primer', then a light key, cut back, dry, not Wet & Dry.
Clean and dust free, then do your worst with your spraying.
Light mist first and in the awkward bits.
Colour coat still with a couple of light coats & top or finish coat not to heavy on the Paint.
Thats the simple DIY way.
Then when you want a professional finish, they can strip your stuff off and the original finish.
If you take your time, you should not need them done by anyone else.
Watch around the bead/lip,
remember a tyre fitter will possibly chip or scrape your paint, so have enough bought and left for touch ups.
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