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PostSubject: Wheel Clear Suggestions?   Sat May 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Long story short. The cheap ass Duplicolor crap I used has completely failed and caused brake dust to eat the paint on my rims. Anyone have any suggestions for a GOOD clear to use that will actually last longer than two months?

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Clear Suggestions?   Sat May 26, 2012 4:43 pm

In my search for a good clear coat as well, I bought a different one from Wal-Mart the other day. I hope its not what you used. I painted and cleared a few things for the 9C1 on Monday. So its sat through some rain and heat so far. Dries quick, looks great, but wont see road duty like white steelies would. I did spray 5 well spaced coats of each however. I'll get the name for you when I get home from work, actually, this is kinda pointless, I can text you. I already typed this, so screw it!
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Clear Suggestions?   Sat May 26, 2012 7:25 pm

Use some good old rustoleum. Make sure you follow directions on paint. There IS a BIG difference with enamel paint. If it says re coat within the hour or after 24hr. Then you had better do that. Spraying a coat of paint after a hour and before 24 hr will completely ruin the paint job.
Do not mix enamel and lacquer paints either.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Clear Suggestions?   Sun May 27, 2012 10:26 pm

I learned the hard way on paint application today- Painted the wheels on my friend's old F250 (they were rusted to hell) with black Rustoleum while we were fixing it up redneck restoration style. They came out like "Balls Marie". That was yesterday.

Today, we'd moved the truck, and I noticed that there were a couple spots that had slight paint holidays where the wheel had been "upside down" when the truck was in the other spot. Since the Rustoleum was all gone, I used some random Duplicolor Truck Van Suv paint that was laying around there to hit those spots. In about 45 seconds, all the paint wrinkled up!!! Now it has to dry and be sanded/redone with the Rustoleum. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Clear Suggestions?   Sun May 27, 2012 11:33 pm

Nothing wrong with Duplicolor products. They are actually the closest thing to a paint booth you can get out of a can. Looking at your wheel, I would say
you did not prep correctly, as I see a chip that was painted over. Rims should have been sanded with 400 grit, washed with acetone,
Painted white with a duplicolor product, then cleared with their Wheel clear. I have used this product many times without any problems. It does
well in keeping the brake dust from burning into it. You may have used a regular clear. That would not stand up to brake dust. It would look
like what you have there.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Clear Suggestions?   Sun May 27, 2012 11:51 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
I learned the hard way on paint application today- Painted the wheels on my friend's old F250 (they were rusted to hell) with black Rustoleum while we were fixing it up redneck restoration style. They came out like "Balls Marie". That was yesterday.

Today, we'd moved the truck, and I noticed that there were a couple spots that had slight paint holidays where the wheel had been "upside down" when the truck was in the other spot. Since the Rustoleum was all gone, I used some random Duplicolor Truck Van Suv paint that was laying around there to hit those spots. In about 45 seconds, all the paint wrinkled up!!! Now it has to dry and be sanded/redone with the Rustoleum. Laughing

Like I said if you spray enamel paint onto enamel paint after 1 hour and before 24 (or 48 depending on directions) it will ruin the paint (cause wrinkling)
This is the exact reason you don't see rocker trim on the drivers side of the Cadillac. I did just this and have had to sand it down twice. Been waiting to get a nice cheap spray gun and do them in one shot.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Clear Suggestions?   Mon May 28, 2012 12:16 am

Ironfistdog wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
I learned the hard way on paint application today- Painted the wheels on my friend's old F250 (they were rusted to hell) with black Rustoleum while we were fixing it up redneck restoration style. They came out like "Balls Marie". That was yesterday.

Today, we'd moved the truck, and I noticed that there were a couple spots that had slight paint holidays where the wheel had been "upside down" when the truck was in the other spot. Since the Rustoleum was all gone, I used some random Duplicolor Truck Van Suv paint that was laying around there to hit those spots. In about 45 seconds, all the paint wrinkled up!!! Now it has to dry and be sanded/redone with the Rustoleum. Laughing

Like I said if you spray enamel paint onto enamel paint after 1 hour and before 24 (or 48 depending on directions) it will ruin the paint (cause wrinkling)
This is the exact reason you don't see rocker trim on the drivers side of the Cadillac. I did just this and have had to sand it down twice. Been waiting to get a nice cheap spray gun and do them in one shot.

Yep, I just didn't know, plus I figured that since the paint had been applied roughly 24hrs beforehand and it was very hot out, that it would have been dried enough. Guess not. Word to the wise!
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