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    As I have a week off work next week, I want to refurb my alloys.

    Going to use Wurth paint and metalik filler (as per the guide on the forum), but was wondering which primer should I use?

    I was thinking of something like this;

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165625

    Cheers for any advice
     
     

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    Yep, that's a cracking primer for bare metal and it's a nice light colour as well. Goes on lovely as well. Compared to some self etching primers I've used this is by far the best. Just bought some Wurth silver myself as the chrome I've put on the alloys is dogshit.
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    Sam... That seems to be a good primer, as for the Wurth paint you need both the silver lacquer and the clear lacquer to finish it off.
     
     

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    Cheers for that chaps - will get the stuff I need ordered tonight. One last question, I take it that primer will be OK if I don't strip the wheel back to bare metal? It says that it can be applied to paints as well. I just want to make sure the wheels look as good as possible as they let the car down a bit in their current state (kerbed and discoloured from braking dust)

    Going to get a wheel flap as well to help with some of the nooks can crannies on the wheel.

    All I need to do then, is get the other half to stay away from kerbs!
     
     

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    Yep, it's fine as long as there's no bare metal showing.
     
     

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    what wurth paint do i need to do this please...
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    This is what you need mate (and you will need some Wurth clear lacquer).

    http://www.performancemotorcare.com/...FdeX2AodhXZoqw
     
     

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    cheers mate...
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    Result - I have just realised that the place that selss the Wurth paint is about 10 minutes down the road. Saves me having to mail order it!

    Will get some pics up once I get cracking.
     
     

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