21/06/09 - New Wheels
When Jimny-Gary sold up I managed to get hold of a set of 16" GV Deep Dish rims, these are for a project later this summer to go to a nice set of 16" based tyres. As I have some time before I buy the tyres I have spent it painting up the rims.
First I cleaned up the wheels with a wire brush
Then sprayed them with acid etch undercoat to get a good painting surface
Then I sprayed the inside rears with silver along with the outer edge of the front..
Then I sprayed over the silver with a clear laquer (difficult to photograph!)
I then masked off the silver bits and applied a high gloss enamel
Making it quite a nice two-tone effect.
DO NOT, however, put laquer over the enamel. Below is my first attempt which had to be let dry and then be sanded off.
Its ok for enamel to go on TOP of laquer, hence why I painted and laquered the silver bits first.