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    Default Star Silver. Amazing Fact!

    Went to touch up front spoiler to Signum. Rubbed down lumps and bumps to lower spoiler then was just going to blow it over with a touch of aerosol.

    Picked up can only to hear ball bearing sound! No spray.

    Looked round the garage, nothing.

    Spotted Silver Hammerite Smooooth used last week for disc hubs.

    Thought I'd use just to touch up the white fiberglass where I'd rubbed it down.

    The colour matched better than some of the touch up's I've used in the past.

    So I painted the whole lower part of spoiler and I ca'nt see the join.

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    I wondered if you could thin Hammerite and spray it?

    Anyone else tried this?

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    Yes you can thin down Hammerite to spray out of a spraygun but you might aswell use the aerosol unless its a big job.
    The only problem with hammerite is the cost of the paint and the price of the thinners, its far cheaper to use the proper stuff

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    Looks great Tony.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by caravaner-tony View Post
    Anyone else tried this?
    Used it on some wheels once where the inner edges had flaked and was causing the tyres to slowly go down. Got tyres removed by local garage, used one of those wire brush attachments you put in a drill to remove the flaky paint from the inner edge of the wheel rim and then masked the outside of the wheel and sprayed the inner of the wheel and the outer lip where the wheel weights get hammered onto. Like you found, I couldn't see the join between the original paint and the silver smoothrite.

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    Nice job Mr Tony ..................................

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    Will the Hammerite stay on the plastic finish without peeling?

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    official then............vx must paint cars with hammerite.......there`s a surprise
    Last edited by SRimonkey; 30th September 2009 at 09:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRimonkey View Post
    official then............vx must paint cars with hammerite.......there`s a surprise
    Must be why they slap an anti-corrosion warranty on the body work nowadays

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    great job there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Used it on some wheels once where the inner edges had flaked
    Yup done the same here as well.

    Painted my front garden iron fence black and silver. Then used the silver Hammerite to cover the stone chips on the VXR's 888 Racing Wheels.

    Worked a treat, almost perfect colour match. Certainly wouldnt notice the difference, and people dont

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