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Old 08-18-2019, 06:52 AM   #21
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Thank you for the info and Sideline for the picture !!



I ordered a bottle from amazon. I have 5 wheels that i still need to sandblast and then paint. Also I have the same color in my in use wheels. It will help for small scratches.



Thanks Again !!!


After I had my wheels bead blasted I applied two coats of self etching primer and then three coats of color. I canít remember for sure but I think it took about 10-12 cans of color to get the wheels like I wanted them.


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Old 08-18-2019, 10:08 AM   #22
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Obviously there are two sides to this debate, but I was getting a set of wheels ready for powder coat. In straightening spikes etc, I was amazed at how easily paint chips. Yes it is easy to repaint, but unless you sand them down, the divot still shows. My roadster has wheels that were powder coated, 8 years ago, and they still look perfect. It is a driver, and has been on dirt roads many times. So I am still an ardent fan.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:42 PM   #23
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Powder coating is beautiful - til it becomes obvious that the wheel steel is disintegrating underneath! Don't believe it? Go to a marina (Freshwater) and check out the old trailers that were powder coated . You will find a perfect envelope of coating surrounding the literally, rotten steel of the trailer frame. It looks nice, but........ I'm going to try Magnet Paint, Chassis Saver (Google) Two light coats and a top coat. It's like a poor mans POR 15. Don't put the cap on the can with out a cellophane skin over the can. If it gets into the groove it'll lock your cap on. You'll be drilling holes in the to of the can to get the paint out. Don't get it on your hands , it has wear off. It takes over a month. Anyway, That's what I'm going to do!
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:39 PM   #24
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Epoxy prime and industrial enamel with hardener..Ford wheels came in one color
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:07 AM   #25
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Thank you for the info and Sideline for the picture !!

I ordered a bottle from amazon. I have 5 wheels that i still need to sandblast and then paint. Also I have the same color in my in use wheels. It will help for small scratches.

Thanks Again !!!
I seem to remember that it took about a can and a half per wheel, but mine were in pretty rough shape.
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