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    What it do I need to spray 4 alloy wheels? I wanna bite the bullet and get mine done in white and for some mad reason fancy doing them myself! And how much will it cost?

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    you need some sand paper, masking tape (unless u gonna take the tyres off) primer if your not using straight to metal paint (like hammerite) ur colour paint and laquer.

    i did mine in satin black on my MG and they looked good even if i do say so myself

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    really fine wet & dry, 1200 grade is coarse for wheels, rub them down until completely smooth, and plenty of time for each paint layer to harden. Overspraying is the easiest mistake. Take your time. And post pics obviously.

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    I am tempted to take the tyres off and do them when I need some new tyres. But then I'd need some steelies or something for it to sit on whilst I do it.

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    My mate is currently painting his volvo's wheels himself, and rather than putting steelies on, he's doing it one wheel at a time and using the spare wheel on the car.

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    be careful if getting new tyres,mate of mine sprayed his wheels, and all was marked after getting new tyres fitted, maybe paint was still soft, but all his hard work was ruined

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    I wonder if you could spray the wheels with Plastikote paint as its an enamel and maybe last longer

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    I actually wondered about radiator enamel, would probably just chip though

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