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Old 09-05-2010, 01:57 PM
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Default Repainting/Clear-coating wheels

Have any of you guys on here that have painted your wheels, clear coated them? I'm going to be repainting my wheels tomorrow and I was going to clear coat them but I didn't want to if it's going to turn out like sh!t. So if you've got any experience with clear coating wheels, feel free to post up advice and/or pictures.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Repainting/Clear-coating wheels

if you clearcoat, depending on the conditions you may have to wetsand.. i'd pick up a few cans of self leveling clear and try that before i do anything drastic.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Repainting/Clear-coating wheels

It's supposed to be about 80* tomorrow with low humidity and I'll be spraying them in the garage. Think I'll be ok?
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:04 PM
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yea, you should be fine.. just be sure to use self leveling clearcoat.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:05 PM
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What's the difference between that and regular clear coat?
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:06 PM
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chemical composition that makes it spread evenly without bad orangepeel
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:06 PM
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Ah I see. Hopefully Napa carries that or else I'm fucked.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:12 PM
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napa, o'reilly, advanced, vato zone... dont skimp on the materials. pay the $ for the good stuff.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: Repainting/Clear-coating wheels

Money's not a problem. Just finding a store that has the right stuff is.
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