1997 E36 318is Coupe - Best lacquer for alloys?

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    Hi folks, got myself a set m3 motorsport alloys and recently painted them gloss black from halfords and then used halfords laquer, they looked great and shiney for 1 day next morning they stayred going dull

    So basically wanting some advice on really good laquer that stays well shiney? Pref if I can get it at a local place cheers guys
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    Trade spray mate. Heat it up to room temp and make sure wheels are also at room temp give it a good few coats and let harden properly and they wil be nice and shiny
     
     

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    Much does this stuff cost and is that the branded name trade spray? Cheers dude
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    dont know how true it is as i dont spray cars or wheels my-self but the person who does do mine told me after i moaned about having the same problem as you ... he told me that we used a cheap laquer similar to the price you would have paid but next time he can get some trade stuff from work for me which would cost the shop 80 pound a litre ?? im up there next week il get some details
     
     

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    If your looking for an aerosol go for HB Body 2k clearcoat. I did my sxi wheels with that and they came out perfect. Around £6 a can and it'll do two 15" alloys easily with a bit left over but I wouldn't use the end incase of spit marks.

    Available in your local paint shop You could try compounding your alloys if they're dry and see if it brings the shine up but i'd start over - normal 2k basecoat in black and 2k clearcoat.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by senseslinga View Post
    80 pound a litre ??

    Must be gold in it then mate, car paint is no where near that for a litre. Just make sure the laquer is warm and so is whatever is getting painted, make sure its prepped correctly and laquer it. If its dull flatten and polish it.
     
     

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