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Hammerite Hammered Finish Silver Grey, for alloy wheels

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#1 polo-shuff6n


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:18 PM

will Hammerite Hammered Finish Silver Grey, be ok for my alloy wheels, there kerb, and laqure peel, and need respraying, will the hammerite work, then laqure over the top?

chears Ben, or can i just use silver spray then laqure?

#2 steveo3002


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

dont want to laquer over hammerite

best just pick up some wheel silver spray...bang it on and job done , no need for clear coat or nothing on top

#3 currie


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:52 PM

hammerite will look like you have hammerited your wheels. not a good look.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 11:58 PM

yeah not a good look imo especially hammered finish! i woudl get some spray paint and do it half decent!

p.s. love the display pic currie lol.gif lol.gif

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:19 AM

lmao that hammerite spray paint is crap do you lot actually use it on your rims

#6 Yeti



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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:37 AM

Hammerite gives a crap finish. Get some regular metal paint.

#7 moonsta


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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:19 AM

you'll have to do it the hard way and rub them down and the only paint i have come across that gives factory type colour and finish is "5 wheel silver" and you don't have to laquer it afterwards, joe

#8 polo-shuff6n


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Posted 10 February 2008 - 10:41 AM

chears fella's, i also looked at the '5 wheel silver' and I'm going to go get some today. Didnt relise what finish hammerite gave, chears lads.

#9 Yeti



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Posted 10 February 2008 - 11:14 AM

Hammerite's basically a tough paint for applying to rusty surfaces on stuff that you don't really notice. Don't get me wrong, it's great for things like suspension struts, but for anything showy, don't bother.

#10 g40jon


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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:21 PM

try using engine enamal, you can spray or brush it on, can clear laquer over the top too for extra shine. used it to do my wheels as its been to cold to spray paint outside! apply with a fine artist brust, dont be temted to use a 1" decorators brush as it will ruin the finish! once the whole wheel is painted gently heat the wheel with a heatgun. once dry wet flat if the finish isnt smooth enough, buff up with t-cut or proper cutting compounds, then give them a polish and admire! with a bit of practice you can get a finish almost as good as spraying! no need for primer either!

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

sprayed an old set of alloys with cat black spray paint which is used on jcbs and such. Bomb proof finish!

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:29 PM

FFS just use any normal silver paint that you like the look of.

Hameraite hammered looks like craxking paint.

My BBS were done with hammerite for a quick fix and look fine. Although i agree cans are much better choice, dont ask my why i didnt spray them!

Dont bother rubbing them doww just put Nitromorse on them and itl strip the paint down to the metal in minutes smile.gif

Check my blog on my wheel refurb if u want


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