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Wheel paint
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My MK11 steel wheels are starting to show rust stains on the paint.
Can any of you illustrious people recommend an aerosol paint that will look reasonably original?
I have seen gloss & silver but no "semi matt" black.
I don't want to tart them up(or is it pimp).Just want a standard look.
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#2
Have you thought about powder coating?
My boss had some huge steel gates done by a local company for £50.
Said they would do 4 wheels for £15 a corner. Seemed reasonable?
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autosmart silver alloy spray is not too much from original colour paint if this helps .....rob
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#4
Hammerite smooth black paint?
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I've used Hammerite in the past, both brush and spray. It's quick and easy, and doesn't need as much preparation as some finishes. It dries quickly too, which can be a benefit, especially if you've got the wheels off when 'er indoors wants to go shopping.
It's fine for wheels protected by wheel trims, or areas that aren't subject to a hail of gravel, but I found it chipped quite easily when applied to exposed chassis.
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#6
Have you got an Aldi near you ? Next time they have their metal care paint in the offers buy a tin of silver and one of black. It's about £5 a litre and is way better than Hammerite. You can thin it with cheap cellulose thinners which I use for spraygun wash so you can spray it as well.
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#7
Thanks for all the ideas.I've used Hammerite smooth black on many outdoor metal things,railings etc & it's brill.BUT it's too glossy.
Perhaps being an old fart I don't like glossy wheels.Being a shy & retiring Berlingo owner,I would hate people to think I am pimping on the cheap.Rolleyes
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#8
Halfrauds do an own brand satin black that's quite good. I've used it a couple of times on bike parts
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#9
Thanks for your input.I've cheated for the winter & painted them with waxoyl for now.I call it the rural look.:woop:
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#10
"5 wheel silver" is a mat silver which looks very original, like new factory finnish
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