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I have recently undergone the experience of finding, repairing and painting a set of 18" Peg's as my track wheels. I used a high heat engine metalic black paint and I am very happy with the results. I am wishing to add a bit more shine/luster to them, what clear coat product should I use? <p>For reference on the wheels here are a few threads on them.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=61828" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=61828</A><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=62010" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=62010</A><p>Thanks in advance. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Will
 

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Re: Looking for a good clear coat product. (Rangeball)

Go to your local automotive paint supply and ask them your question.<p>Or go to a local body shop and ask them to shoot them for you next time they do a car--maybe they will give you a break, too. You should be getting a better product than what you will get off the shelf from any aftermarket store, i.e. Pep Boys, etc. Most oem wheel clears these days are power coatings, they are much more durable than any spray lacquer. There are powder coating job shops that can do this sort of thing, look around if you are interested.<p>Be sure to follow the recoating instructions on the black paint. There is a window for overcoating and if you miss it, you'll have to wait until the paint is fully dry before you can paint it again. And then you might have to scuff the surface for good adhesion. This might lower your ultimate gloss, so that the thing to do would be scuff, another coat of black, then clearcoat wet on wet. If you go this route, practice first; it is easy to end up with an "orangepeel'd" surface.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MrTippy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Go to your local automotive paint supply and ask them your question.<p>Or go to a local body shop and ask them to shoot them for you next time they do a car--maybe they will give you a break, too. You should be getting a better product than what you will get off the shelf from any aftermarket store, i.e. Pep Boys, etc. Most oem wheel clears these days are power coatings, they are much more durable than any spray lacquer. There are powder coating job shops that can do this sort of thing, look around if you are interested.<p>Be sure to follow the recoating instructions on the black paint. There is a window for overcoating and if you miss it, you'll have to wait until the paint is fully dry before you can paint it again. And then you might have to scuff the surface for good adhesion. This might lower your ultimate gloss, so that the thing to do would be scuff, another coat of black, then clearcoat wet on wet. If you go this route, practice first; it is easy to end up with an "orangepeel'd" surface.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks for the info. That was enlightening. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Looking for a good clear coat product. (Rangeball)

The clearcoated is a must for painted wheels, but to add even more shine, after you wash the car, wax your wheels. It adds a great lustre to the rims and helps keep brake dust off.
 
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