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    Painting wheels

    Can anyone give me some advice on painting my alloys? like best materials to use etc

    thanks all :P

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    Here's the refurb guide, tells you about painting aswell..

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/docum...cal/refurb.pdf

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    cheers fella :P

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    don,t paint them in the cold i was 3 coats primer and going for my 3rd coat of paint but it went all matt and bubbly doh

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyevo View Post
    don,t paint them in the cold i was 3 coats primer and going for my 3rd coat of paint but it went all matt and bubbly doh

    Sounds like there was some sort of contaminant on the wheel. This cold weather just makes the paint take longer to dry and sometimes to bloom (Basically come out with a white powdery like film on it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by andybon View Post
    Sounds like there was some sort of contaminant on the wheel. This cold weather just makes the paint take longer to dry and sometimes to bloom (Basically come out with a white powdery like film on it)

    thats how they went only difference between coats was 1 during the day and last 1 at night when it was balltic wheels hadn't moved from garage and nobody in inbetween.

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    Could have been a number of factors really. You could have had something on your hands and touched the surface of the wheel and not realised.

    Think the cold may have had an effect on it. Its called Blooming. It can be polished out you just have to wait until it is completel dry and go about it carefully.
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