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spray painting chipped wheels?

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:53 pm
by mymangochutney
Any tips on spray painting my wheels?

I sanded off some of the rust since we have lots of salt here, on p71's any flat paint would match but now it's a bit more difficult. Does someone have an off the shelf suggestion?

Re: spray painting chipped wheels?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:18 am
by detkay
Really depends on which look you’re going for. On my precious CVPI, just sanded it a bit, used a scuff pad on hard to reach areas, then used a black primer, then finished it off with flat black since it was its original look. Held up for 2 years. No issues.

Re: spray painting chipped wheels?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:47 pm
by mymangochutney
detkay wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:18 am
Really depends on which look you’re going for. On my precious CVPI, just sanded it a bit, used a scuff pad on hard to reach areas, then used a black primer, then finished it off with flat black since it was its original look. Held up for 2 years. No issues.
The fpis wheels are super shiny, so the paint I used on my P71 will look really flat and out of place

Re: spray painting chipped wheels?

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm
by detkay
Yes they are, they changed it from flat black to shiny black. If you would like it to shine like how the FPIS & FPIU does, I suggest finishing it with 2K clear coat gloss (same as they use for vehicle body clear coat; they come in spray can form too), right after you finish painting with black. The 2K gloss clear coat will give you that shiny finish.