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Silver Paint for wheel rims

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:17 pm
by eddiem
I'm going to paint the wheel rims on my case ih 1494.Whats the best paint to use for the rims , i'm going to paint them with a brush.

I was thinking of using a silver hammerite paint would this be ok? Or could someone recommend a better type of paint - to cover a few rust spots ( not much rust) and long lasting paint.

Before i put on new paint should i give the rims a bit of a sanding ?

RE: Silver Paint for wheel rims

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:30 am
by nevilleporter
Wire brush or sand the rims first, then paint on grey undercoat and use silver on top of that, silver will rust quicker than any other colour, never found Hammerite paint much good.

RE: Silver Paint for wheel rims

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:31 am
by Guest
As Neville says, cut back what's already there with emery paper in order to get a good 'key' for your paint and give them a good undercoat before applying your silver. Smooth hammerite would probably be ok to use but you would be better to spray the silver as when it weathers a bit you'll get what looks like dull grey 'lines' in the finish if you brush paint, that's a characteristic of silver paint. Would also benefit from giving the rims a coat of clear varnish laquer when painted as this will preserve the paint and stop it going dull.