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Old 09-28-2008, 11:26 AM   #11
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DON'T LISTEN TO CUDDY!? A clean surface of aluminum is needed to let the paint adhere to the metal, and Aluminum Jelly cleans and etches the aluminum allowing the primer to stick tight to the metal. Pshaw. Fie and Pox.
Oops! I read it too quickly and thought it was another of your ****eyed suggestions. Sorry 'bout dat!
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:35 PM   #12
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Clean the rims thoroughly with a good etching cleaner and prime with zinc chromate primer right away. Then put on the final color. Should stick pretty well. Some people are trying to make it out to be a lot harder than it is.
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Old 09-29-2008, 01:34 PM   #13
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DON'T LISTEN TO CUDDY!? A clean surface of aluminum is needed to let the paint adhere to the metal, and Aluminum Jelly cleans and etches the aluminum allowing the primer to stick tight to the metal. Pshaw. Fie and Pox.
Your first straight answer in months, and this is what you get! Sheese.

You with the wheels: take Cuddy's advice, and then here's another tip: Go to your local Harley Davidson dealer and ask for a can of their Flat Black Texture Paint. It will make an awesome finish on your wheels, and I've painted many parts with it that have held up for years. Powder coating is a better solution, but I'm guessing you need to do this cheap. The Cuddy/Kenneth solution is $20 plus your elbow grease! Just remember, the cleaner the surface when you paint, the longer it will last. Also, the Texture Paint is really easy to touch-up when you do get some dings.
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