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Old 06-09-2008, 08:48 AM
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Wheels, can I clear coat bare metal?

I am painting a motorcycle for a client in base/clear using PPG line. Portions of the wheels have base on them and one coat of fresh clear from this morning. My friend/client would like the bare parts of the wheel cleared also after pulling the masking. My paint shop rep says the clear may not stick to the bare metal. I am tempted to try it because the metal [steel] has been bead blasted and it very clean. The wheel will look so much better in full gloss we think...

Is it foolish to try this, or will the clear stick?

Thanks for any help!

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factory aluminum wheels use a type of clear coat, but even that will eventully peel... I do belive there is clear powdercoating, which will hold up better
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There is a chance it will not stick for sure. I would tell the customer you will not be held accountable for peeling,flaking or yellowing of the wheels. and i would get it in writing.
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After further investigation I find that these wheels are aluminum. I assumed they were steel because they are darn heavy, but aluminum it is. So has anyone sprayed clear on bare clean aluminum, will it stick? Fwiw, this will be mostly a show bike and not a bike the client is going to use daily basis... Thanks for any suggestions.
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