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Old February 13th, 2005, 05:08 PM
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NATO/Wolf Rims

My new NATOs arrived from RN this week. Nice. I sprayed them with white Rustoleum enamel, great finish but once I got them up to the truck too white. So I chose Rustoleum hard finishes enamel in Bistcuit color, perfect match. Now this is a spray enamel for appliances, indoor/outdoor metals, etc. so I figure will adhere just fine to the first coat of enamel. WRONG!

The color is now a spot on match for the Alpine White of my 90, but the finish is wrinkled in places. I intend to let them dry 24 hours or more, then sand the wrinkled spots and touch up.

Any suggestions now?
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Old February 13th, 2005, 05:11 PM
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Did you prime it first? If you're gonna sand it anyway you might as well drop a coat of primer on it first then spray with your Biscuit.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 05:35 PM
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They came primed black, I applied one coat Rustoleum enamel stark white, then finished with Rustoleum hard finished epoxy enamel in the right color. Problem is, according to my wife who also is an accomplished artist, I finished with the gloss epoxy enamel over gloss enamel without sanding the gloss off. So, I will sand them once dry, then hit them with the biscuit again.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 05:51 PM
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Your wife is right! You should have consulted her first. You could also use a wire brush wheel in a drill to help with the sanding, and be sure to clean off all the dust.
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Old February 13th, 2005, 10:00 PM
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ron how about some pics after you are done?
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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:57 AM
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I'll post some pics when I get them mounted up. They are good "10 footers" now, but will be blemish free once I sand and re-spray...
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Old February 20th, 2005, 04:36 PM
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And the hits just keep on coming....

I've screwed the finish up something awful guys. Waited a week (just couldn't get the time) and started sanding today, with poor results. So I'm taking them over to my friends body shop tomorrow to have his guys strip/sand or whatever it takes to get a smooth finish and then prime and paint Alpine White.

He may have some sort of database of automotive paint colors, but does anyone know the paint code (DuPont or whatever) for Alpine White?

Thanks!!
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Old February 20th, 2005, 04:49 PM
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Screw paint. If you don't have tires on them yet, spring for the extra bucks and get them powdercoated by a professional shop. Let them do the prep work and the coating.

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Good point. Anyone got the Alpine White paint code?
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Alpine White LRC456 *

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Old February 20th, 2005, 09:22 PM
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Thanks Mike! I had that number and assumed it was a Land Rover specific code.
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