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    Default Touch up pencil paint doesnt stick to alloy???

    I got a silver touch up pencil from
    Halfords to touch up the odd mark on my alloys and it was ok on until i washed car a few days later and my hose pipe just knocked it all off! I cleaned the area i was touching up before painting... Is alloy wheel paint differently made up to stick or do i need a touch up primer first!?? Any ideas why this has happened? Cud it be cheap paint?? Although it was £6! Cheers

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    Anyone ?

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    did you degrease the wheels first mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jow20 View Post
    do i need a touch up primer first!??
    Probably something like an etching primer.

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    No... How wud i degrease??

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    er with degreaser mate
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    Dunno wat that is! Lol, baby wipes ????

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    they sell a degreser in halfords mate my lass works there and got it for me
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    Vinegar would do as a de-greaser. I have silver touched up my alloys years ago and the paint is still on.

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    but vinegar is also acidy so i dont think i would use that try some pure alchol
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