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Old 28th August 2019, 05:12 PM
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Question Painting Silver Alloys

I am wondering if Spray Pac Silver wheel Paint would be durable and then use a spray pac Clear ??
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Old 28th August 2019, 07:50 PM
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Do you have a pic of the wheel Sean?
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Old 28th August 2019, 09:35 PM
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It should be good if the wheel is prepared properly.
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Old 29th August 2019, 01:31 PM
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Another question.... can I sand Blast the Alloys, they are very grubby and would take ages to clean by hand ????? I understand that Sand can be had in various Grades ie ..Fine
The alloys always had a rough finish , were never smooth.
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Old 30th August 2019, 06:39 PM
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To answer my own question.... apparently Paint stripper is the way to go. Then a bit of elbow grease with a scratch Pad and Sugar Soap..... etc.
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Old 30th August 2019, 07:38 PM
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SEAN,
If the alloys are rough, it probably means they were never painted.
If there is clear on them it means they would normally be smooth.

Are you sure there is paint on them and not just years of dirt and grime?
In that case a gerni would do the job with the help of lots of degreaser.

And if you want them painted nicely, contact Jerry, I'm sure he'll do you a good deal!
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Old 2nd September 2019, 08:31 AM
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Yes Michel you are right about the finish, Our C200 has nice shiny alloys, where as the C250 has a slightly rough finish.. Were they always like that or did someone lightly sand blast them ? .They are not too bad, but attract brake dust much easier even with the low dust pads.
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Old 11th September 2019, 09:37 PM
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I cleaned and sanded the Alloys then repainted with a Spray Pac. Standing back they look ok , but not too close ! I read that applying Clear Coat may not be advisable as it Yellows. Is this long term or short ?
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Sean, from my experience I have always found that a pressure pack paint application is really a waste of time and effort - unless, of course, you have special two pack paint mixed up for you by some of the Paint Companies.

Your pressure pack job will simply deteriorate from day one. Two pack is the only way to go. Regards. Styria
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Old 17th September 2019, 11:34 AM
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Sean, from my experience I have always found that a pressure pack paint application is really a waste of time and effort - unless, of course, you have special two pack paint mixed up for you by some of the Paint Companies.

Your pressure pack job will simply deteriorate from day one. Two pack is the only way to go. Regards. Styria
I have to agree with The Godfather.
Better still, have them professionally done.
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