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Painting SS (N66) Wheels

I painted my SS (N66) wheels years ago, using rattle cans, and they are all rusted again. My questions are as follows for the next paint job...(rims will be sand blasted first)

Can I use the permatex rust prevention as first coat?

Perhaps I did not use enough primer, how many coats should I put on?

The wheels have imperfections (chips) on the spoke edges, can I use JB Weld to fix these and make a nice staight line before I paint and do you think it will last?

And lastly, is there a difference in rattle can paint manufactures? Someone mentioned Sherwin Williams is good to use?

Thanks for any and all advise,

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Re: Painting SS (N66) Wheels

Best bet would be to use an epoxy primer to start with, 2 full coats. A spray gun is needed, as I don't think(??) epoxy primer is available in a rattle can.

Yes, if the surface is absolutely clean and roughened up, JB Weld will last indefinately.

I'll let someone else answer about rattle can topcoats. I'd say 3-4 full coats here, making sure you get adequate coverage in all the nooks & crannies.

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Best bet would be to use an epoxy primer to start with, 2 full coats. A spray gun is needed, as I don't think(??) epoxy primer is available in a rattle can.

Yes, if the surface is absolutely clean and roughened up, JB Weld will last indefinately.

I'll let someone else answer about rattle can topcoats. I'd say 3-4 full coats here, making sure you get adequate coverage in all the nooks & crannies.
SEM makes a self etching primer in a rattle can - you might want to try that first or a phosphate prep if you don't want to use a spray gun.

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Re: Painting SS (N66) Wheels

I see you are having them sandblasted. There is no need to use a metal prep after doing so. In fact, most state their product is not to be used on sandblasted surfaces. Epoxy will provide a water barrier and then you can topcoat it. Etch primers do not provide adequate protection from water, nor does the aerosol silver you will use. Etches are meant to be primed with a urethane primer for optimum performance. Epoxies are not etch primers.

I don't use aerosols and have no idea what's available in them that is 2K. Ask your jobber.
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Re: Painting SS (N66) Wheels

Thanks for the replies, never knew that about primers. I sand blasted the wheels yesterday so they are bare metal now. I will repair and use epoxy primer, I have a HVLP gun I purchased from HF, never used it but might give that a try.

After I get the expoy primer laid down, is it ok to use aerosal paint since the primer will be giving the metal the protective coat? Was a little confused about the silver not providing protection.

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After I get the expoy primer laid down, is it ok to use aerosal paint since the primer will be giving the metal the protective coat? Was a little confused about the silver not providing protection.
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Re: Painting SS (N66) Wheels

Thanks Scott, I was just reading info on 2k products in a can, seems most manufactures are making this now. I have never used a spray gun before so this might be a good time to learn and if I goof, hopefully the laquer black and gray will cover anything but if it looks good maybe I'll try the gun with the finish paint also.

One last question if you don't mind...should I clearcoat after the paint or does that all depend on the type of finish paint I use (laquer/can vs expoxy/gun)?

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You don't need to clearcoat the grey. May I assume you purchased lacquer for the topcoat or have you yet to make a purchase? You will find gun spraying for this application not only easy but more efficient as well. Aerosols are high in solvent content, provide poor coverage and are not cost effective. Naturally I'm simplyfying this and a measure of practice and gun adjustments are needed. And further knowledge will need to be acquired before progessing to objects that require superior finishes.
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Re: Painting SS (N66) Wheels

No, I haven't purchased any product yet.

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Whatever you choose will be fine over the epoxy. Read all the TDS sheets for products you use; they are all available.
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