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    Am going to do my wheels some point but would I be better with star silver rattle or use my mates spray gun but where do I get the paint for it

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    I've just done a set of Corsa Sxi wheels I am tidying up and used rattle cans - grey primer, star silver 2 and clear lacquer all from Halfrauds - really pleased with the results - the only advice I could give is obviously do your preparation well before starting to paint and let each coat dry properly before doing the next - I tried to rush mine when applying the lacquer and it started to crinkle in a couple of places - leave the top coat at least 24hrs before the lacquer is put on.

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    Cheers mate I done my dads yesterday but was rushed and see scratch marks from sanding which I don't want put 4 coats of primer doing each coat 10 mins what sand paper would u recommend this is the results from yesterday
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    I'm no expert and the a couple of the wheels I did were really badly scored - I bought the car of a 72 yr old woman who had obviously just pointed the car at the kerb every time she parked and waited until she had hit it Fortunately the offside ones weren't too bad - the bad ones I had to use a belt sander to remove the gouges and they were never going to be perfect but kept at them with finer grained papers and ended up with a very fine wet and dry paper. Like you, four coats of primer took out any slight scratches and I was pleased with the results - your Dad's looks very good and the lacquer really finishes them off.
    As far as your papers are concerned get an assortment of grades and finish off with a very fine wet and dry paper. Halfords do a filler/ primer which I wish I had used for my first coat as this will cover most minor scratches before putting normal primer and top coats on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc vectra sri View Post
    would I be better with star silver rattle or use my mates spray gun
    A spray gun will give you thicker depth of paint.

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    but where do I get the paint for it
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