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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by glenandem, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. glenandem
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    [Nov 3, 2012]
    hi ive just bought a set of 19 inch b7 rs4's that im gonna paint a dark grey colour and have already started prepping them but for anyone who's done this before can i ask,do i need to reprime the alloys or will the scratched up flatted old paint be good enough for paint to go over and can i use normal car bodywork paint rather than just the wheel paints you can get as i want different colour to the silvers they come in and finally has anyone used the halfords laquers before and if so are they any good?
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    [Nov 3, 2012]
    Always prime before paint.

    I have used normal halfrauds paint and lacquer and they came up a treat.

    I have also used some coarse flake silver from auto paints and they looked ace.
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    Complete of layers of primer m8 this will help the paint stick better to the alloys ready for some lacquer
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    Hi guys better get some primer then, just thought the original paint would be ok for a base once I'd sanded it back abit!
    Suppose more primer isn't a bad thing, will help fill the tiny little marks in!
    I'll get some pics up when done, dying to throw thrm on the car now
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    Don't rush it that's the key prime then paint then makes sure there properly dry before lacquer should look good
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    [Nov 3, 2012]
    Here's on I did earlier

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    Take your time. It's all in the prep
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    All with halfrauds paint, lacquer and high build primer

    Cost me about £50 quid to do all 4
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    Look well them pal, yeah I'm taking my time sanding thrm down, I've been using a load of the scotchbrite style pads at the mo to get in the spokes etc but all coming out nice, should I get the etch primer or just normal grey stuff?
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    I used the yellow high build primer. It filled a lot of the imperfections without having to fill and sand everywhere.

    It just takes a few more coats of colour to cover it.

    The grey primer is easier to cover if your going silver on top.

    Lacquer run like hell so lots of thin coats of this.
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    [Nov 4, 2012]
    +2 for high build primer will help hide the rough parts
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    like above really, the halfords lacquer runs like hell if you go mad or overspray to much. many thin coats is best.

    dont forget to flat back for best results!! :)
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    Don't forget to pop the can's ( colour & lacquer) in hot water ( not boiling hot!) for a min before spraying, so the paint doesn't spit when you apply it.
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    I always do my own wheels, never spend much and always get good results. Be thorough and careful, it's worth more than paint and gear.

    I do it this way:

    1. good rub down, really dull the old paint.
    2. if any alloy/bare metal is now exposed then etch primer is vital. Or at the very least some red oxide (has more bite than grey)
    3. high build primer to fill out nicks or marks
    4. another rub down with medium paper
    5. primer, couple of light coats building up
    6. rub down any runs or belmishes
    7. apply the colour. lots and lots of thin coats, but put too little on and it will rub off later or rub through when you wet sand
    8. lightly wet sand when completely dry, dull down the colour and take off any gloss to the finish
    9. lacquer it. lots and lots of coats. usually recommend two or three, on wheels I do as many as the can gives me to be sure.
    10. wet sand again to get it smooth as glass and shiney.

    But then don't do what I did with my old TT Comps, and lean on against a wall while fitting to the car after paint... little puff of wind and it fell face down on the concrete drive :keule:

    Couple of my old sets

    BBS RMs splits
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    Compare! by mookboy, on Flickr

    Azev A's in VW Sand colour
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    Satin finish on these TT comps
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    BBS RA's done just using tradespray wheel silver
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    Close up of paint by mookboy, on Flickr
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    Love these TT wheels
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    hi guys,did them last night while the wife took the kids to the farm round the back of the house for fireworks!
    was well pissed off missing bonfire night lol, anyway i'd sanded them back other the weekend and filled the scrapes in and primered,so last night just gave the primer a quick flat and sorted out any obvious marks,i wasnt after a perfect finish as i know the wife will probably curb them soon, i gave them about 3 thick coats within half an hour of each other with halfords own anthracite alloy wheel paint and i have to say it went on well and didnt run and even had a nice shine to it before i put lacquer on, i then did the lacquer and as people have said halfords stuff is very runny so was very carefull however one wheel had a few runs so i waited an hour for it to dryish and flatted it back and redid it and it came good.
    left to dry in the kitchen all night and stinking the house out and this morning took masking off and tyre blacked and new shiny valve caps and they look really nice, will put pics up in a min!
    just not sure whether to throw them on the car tonight or give them anouther 24 hours but they feel really dry and hard already?
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    They look great pal get em on
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    They look really nice! Congrats!
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    Sweeeeeeet
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    I always just put the can of lacquer on the radiator with the heating on, for a good hour. Nice and warm and comes out fine and not dribbly or in splattery (as Halfords stuff tends to do).
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    quick pic in the dark!
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    drives really nice but needs lowering now!
    old 17's sport alloys up for sale £150 if anyones interested?
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    [Nov 6, 2012]
    I really like that combo mate, just the sort of thing I want for my SE.
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    Let the, dry for a few days and really harden
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