Sorry to follow up myself. I forgot one detail. After I pulled the mask.
I cleaned up the silver areas, before
the black dried too much with Simple Green, which did a little, but not
much, and color back, which is a
sort of polishing compound. It's what I had on my shelves. It did ok,
but not great.
Paul Root wrote:
> Hi all,
> Earlier in the week, I asked about paint to use for the black on the
>Rostyle. I mentioned that,
>I'd bought a mask and the prompted several queries about how it works,
>where to get one, can
>I buy yours when your done, etc.
> So I did the spare tire today. It didn't take too long. It should
>have taken longer. The short answer
>is that, I didn't like it.
> The long answer.
> - It didn't fit very well. There was a lot of trimming to do to make
>it go around the black area properly.
>I ended up cutting the middle cross from the circumferance and taping
>them down separately. I guess I didn't do
>that too well, because it leaked thru a bit in those points.
> - I spent probably 30 minutes taping it down. I'm thinking if I try
>again, I'll do a bit better because I'll tape up the
>outside ring and then the middle cross. Or maybe I'll just skip the
>middle cross and just tape that area w/out the plastic.
> Now, this wheel is just my spare, so I didn't spend the prep time I
>probably would on the real thing.
> However, I think for the next try, I'll just try painting by hand as
>recommended by John Twist's FAQ on University
> BTW, I used Rustoleum Satin Black enamel. I think that looks like a
> I took 5 pictures, if anyone cares:
> <http://horton.iaces.com/mg/wheel-painting> will get you there.
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