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Epoxy Primer or Etching Primer ? ? ?

Hey Guys (Newbie here)

My '66 Mustang Covert. is almost done, from bottom up restored.

I'm getting aluminum wheels. Having 'em Powder Coated is going to run me BIG $ $ $

My Questions Please:

1- Can it be done and LAST

2- Can I do it myself ( I'm pretty handy)

Big questions now.

What is the BEST way to prepare the rims for paint?
EPOXY or ETCHING PRIMER

I hear so much about either one being the BEST just don't know.

I'm throwing this procedure out to your guys and tell me just how to do it?

HOW TOO'S

1. Clean and degrease the rims.
2. Sand with 80 or 120 grit paper.
3. Epoxy or Etching ? ? ?
4. Seal for rims.
5. Spray paint lightly, let dry and hit it again.
6. Apply a sealer again ?

You tell me guys.
I'm in your hands.

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To prepare aluminum for paint the best thing is to use etching primer or zinc chromate primer. The zinc chromtae will allow adhesion for the topcoat.
I would have the parts beadblasted first then go to the primer.
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To prepare aluminum for paint the best thing is to use etching primer or zinc chromate primer. The zinc chromtae will allow adhesion for the topcoat.
I would have the parts beadblasted first then go to the primer.
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Powder coating can be done at home and "on the cheap". Most smaller items you can use a small toaster oven for baking the coated parts. Something like wheels, your best bet will be picking up a cheap/free house oven from craigslist and setting it up for a devoted powder oven in your garage. Investing in powder coating supplies will pay itself off after doing your first few things. Powder coating if prepped and baked correctly, can outlast most any other finish you will put on your wheels. We have many customers with 5-7 and even up to 10 years worth of time out of wheels they powdercoated!

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