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Old 04-03-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Type 41's Looking Good, but need last piece of advice!

Check this out! I re did my stock type 41's in a cool gun metal grey! well technically its 'Chrysler Bright Platinum' but f*** it, Gun metal Grey!!!

Starting out I thought they where hopeless, chipped like crazy. So here.

Sanded Down


and Painted

I'm going to let them cure for a couple days, then spray them with retarded amounts of clean. What is a good clear coat to use? One that will dry really hard? I was thinking some kind of all purpose enamel would be good. but a word from the experts would be nice!
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Go to your local autobody paint supply shop and get some of their aroesol cans of clear. Should work fine for your application.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:56 AM   #3
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why does your rim look pretty beat up from curb rash? Is this just a quick summer touch up!

looks decent none the less.

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Good job..... Did you remove air from the tire and pushed it down to get the newspaper deep in there?
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #5
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Have you got a compressor with a water filter on it and a spray gun? Best way to do it man even if you got no idea what your doing it will still come out better than spray can because you spray very thin coats and let them flash for 10-15 minutes,you go through a lot of clear but they will look boss. If thats not an option, don't go to auto part stores for spray can clear, National Coatings Supply and other paint mixing and supply stores will provide a more proffesional can of clear with the right mixture of aerosols to paint and a can with a more consistent spray nozzle. Pretty much same price.
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Old 04-10-2010, 01:36 PM   #6
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I was gona head over to Master Paint Supply and get them to do me up a couple cans of clear. and no I didnt let the air out of the tires but yes I did take my time and get the masking tape good and deep under the rim, I'm thinking since the paint I used was for body touch ups maybe its got something in it that I dont need to clear?

Oh yeah, These rims were ruined when I got them, they look 100 times better then before but yes that is curb rash still on them. I wasn't going to bother trying to fix all of it. I sanded it down to what I could live with. These are just temps and practis rims for my next job. I got some nice type 66 reps that have a tiny bit of rash that I want to repair and paint.

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