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Painting Alloy Wheels

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Belle427, 5 Sep 2018.

  1. Belle427

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    I plan to tart my wheels up as im too tight to spend the £300 on a refurb!
    The existing paint is pretty good, but there are a few areas of minor flaky stuff.
    What id like to know is about the priming.
    I will scotch pad the wheels, and degrease etc but should i use an etch primer all over, or normal primer considering there are a few areas with paint missing.
    Any tips are much appreciated.
     
  2. Burnerman

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    I'm no expert here by any means but I always use etching primer on aluminium, plastics and galvanised materials, with the thought that the more adhesion the better. I didn't find any problems with etching primer on previous painted surfaces either, providing they are well keyed and perfectly clean.
    John :)
     
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