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    what primer for alloys?

    hopfully if all goes ok il be getting some new wheels soon and want to change colour so will strip them down to bare metel repair and curb markes ect with P38 bodyfiller then sand the who wheels smooth ready for primer but here is my problem what do i use? im going to use normal car paint in rattle tins to paint them and lacur them just dont know what primmer to use


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    ordinary grey primer will do the job ,
    unless the whole paint finish is f**ked there realy is no
    need to remove all the paint ,
    only in localised area's of repair will the paint need to be removed,
    as for using P38 to repair the curb damage i wouldn't
    use it if you are having to build up the rim to far
    for the simple reason when tyres are bieng removed
    or fitted you stand a very good chance of the tyre fitter
    breaking the filler off with the bar they use to ease the tyre
    over the rim,
    i use a grinder with a fine pad and gently work round the rim
    near the damage to bring it near enough level ,
    only about 2/3mm working in to the damage from about 100mm
    from both sides of the damage,
    as to make the repair invisible ,
    and finish of by hand with wet"n"dry and very little filler if needed,
    then primer and wet flat smooth ,
    then apply top coat leave it for 1/2 an hour to dry
    then apply the top coat

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    but what type of grey primer because there seems to be lots of differant types as for repairing the damage im not to sure how bad they are maybe able to do as you say just remove a small amount over a large area

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    ive found HOLTS and HYCOTE to be good products
    you should be able to get either at your local motorfactors

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