E-TECH Technik Self-Etch Primer (Allows difficult motorbike & car surfaces such as metals, glass, steel trims, aluminium, engine, alloy wheels etc to be painted)
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If the wheels have rust, or the existing finish is damaged or chipped, you’ll need to scrub them with a wire brush, sand them with the extra-fine and then the super-fine sandpaper, and then rub them with steel wool to create a smooth, blemish-free surface. Once applied the Etch Primer needs to be left to dry, both to allow the etching process to work and to allow the evaporation of the solvents contained
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There's varying opinion on how etch should be applied. Some say only a very light coat should be applied, so light that you can still see through it to the substrate. Sanding pads can be used with no higher than 200 grit sandpaper to start with. Always start with a coarse grit, then progress to finer sandpapers to finish. If the wheel has a Teflon coating, then paint thinner can be applied for five minutes, and then rubbed with an abrasive pad.
As the surface of the wheels may be smooth and glossy, which can make it difficult for the paint to adhere properly. Each of which will provide the right basis for your paint restoration project. Spray primers & etch primers
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The acid will harden the outer layer of the wheel to create a durable and corrosion-resistant finish. The time it takes to refurbish an alloy wheel can be anything from 14 to 36 hours. The time needed will be dictated by the extent of the damage and the hours needed for repair. In most cases, you should expect to be without your alloy wheels for a few days at a minimum. Hi-Temperature Paints A range of Hi-temperature paints in a large selection of colours for the coating of exhausts, engine parts, calipers etc.
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A curbed alloy wheel can display deep scrapes or scratches. For the deepest scrapes, apply an alloy wheel filler, then use 220-grit sandpaper for a smooth finish. Use progressively finer sandpaper for the smoothest finish. Wipe the wheels down with a clean cloth to remove any dust or debris that was created during the sanding process. Are you using dry or wet sand paper? Personally I find dry a little harsh for intricate work like wheels.