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    Lacquer on Black Wheels

    Hello,

    I'm spraying my alloy wheels black and i have a problem with the lacquer. Certain areas go milky, almost a white colour and i wondered if anyone knows why it is doing this so I can get it looking perfect.

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    too cold mate, heat the alloys up before laquering, get them warm and ensure they stay wanrm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben-sullivan View Post
    too cold mate, heat the alloys up before laquering, get them warm and ensure they stay wanrm
    That would make sense i suppose, i was heating them up with a heat gun for the majority of the time but i guess that isn't enough. I suppose i'll leave them at base coat (Matt black) until summer where i can do it properly then.

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    nahhh no need to wait mate i painted mine in the winter, just heart them up then do 2 thin dust coats then obviously wait a bit till they are tacky and go for another 2 heavy coats. if u see the laquer going milky stop and do another area then warm laquer up when its applied to the wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben-sullivan View Post
    nahhh no need to wait mate i painted mine in the winter, just heart them up then do 2 thin dust coats then obviously wait a bit till they are tacky and go for another 2 heavy coats. if u see the laquer going milky stop and do another area then warm laquer up when its applied to the wheel
    Ok thanks for the advice.

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    Keep the alloys indoors near a radiator before painting, then bring back to heat after each coat.

    Just the cold air getting to them
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    The lacquer is blooming

    Absorbing moisture from the atmosphere. Try doing it in a warmer room
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    Heat the wheel up with a heat gun,
    bang on the lacquer, leave the wheel indoors, your house somewhere, not directly under a radiator as you'll have the same effects but in a nice warm constant temp
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    Thanks all. I also believe that I was putting too much on so i'll make sure i go easier on it next time. The wheels are indoors right now so i'll take them out one by one trying to keep the warm with a heat gun. I'll let you know the results tomorrow.

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    Warm them up first, so the wheel itself is warm, light dust coats, whilst heating it slowly, not direct heat... then into the house
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