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"Rattle Can" Painting a Gold Iridated Booster

I'd like to paint my gold iridated brake booster flat or sem-flat black. Does paint stick to iridated surfaces OK, is there any special prep or paint I should use? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. acr

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I'd like to paint my gold iridated brake booster flat or sem-flat black. Does paint stick to iridated surfaces OK, is there any special prep or paint I should use? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. acr
i don't see why not...scuff it up really good use a degreaser and a self etching primer and you should be ok, i have painted these before when they were getting really sad looking and never had a problem. i skipped the primer part and used rustoleum and had no problem
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I would recommend Kylon (acrylic lacquer) semi flat black over the Rustoleum (oil based enamel) cause the brake fluid will destroy both but with the Krylon, just wipe it with lacquer thinner and re-spray for touch up (re-wets and bonds)

rattle can paints need more than just a (grey) scuff, 320-400 works great
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I know that Eastwood can be a four letter word to some guys, but they make a kit to do this I believe-

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I have had problems with rattle can paint in the semi flat types(Eastwood was no better than Kyrlon) in that it seems that once it gets dusty/dirty nothing I have been able to do would get it looking good again, it is much too soft. I now use black epoxy primer and this stuff looks better than any rattle can paint I have seen plus it cleans easily, is FAR tougher than any rattle can paint and sticks like glue to bare steel if you sand the surface first.
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Thanks for all the replies, good info. Red, Which black epoxy do you mean? Is it a spray on or brush on?
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If you want to brush on 2 part epoxy, sand all with 80-150 grit,

old red made a good point, with Krylon, use 3 coats, and make the 3rd coat really really wet for easier cleaning later,( like you would for gloss enamel)

oldred, a wipe with WD40 will kill the dusty look, it then looks like a epoxy finish

footnote:the Duplicolor Truck and Van is also acrylic laquer
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