I cheated a bit here. I did only one coat and baked for half an hour.
Couldn't do more or I would have been dicovered.....
Also, my rims have been widened to the outside by 1", so there is some
surface for water to just sit.
On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Steve Byers wrote:
> When I did my wheels (Rostyles), I did not sandblast (would have, if I had
> access to it) but sanded the rust off by hand, then used a metal prep
> solution. I painted with Plastikote Aluminum (#207) engine enamel without
> any primer. Ulix doesn't say how many times he painted and baked, but I
> did it for three coats. So far after 3 years, no rust at all has shown up
> again on the wheels. My Midget is not stored away waiting for the
> sunshine, but is driven in all kinds of weather (no snow yet, however).
> Whenever I paint and bake, I do it for three coats. No other reason than
> to ensure complete coverage, and it just seems about right to me. Nothing
> I have painted and baked has rusted again, and with the engine enamel no
> primer is necessary. My recipe for this paint is 300 degrees for one hour
> each coat.
> Steve Byers
> Havelock, NC USA
> '73 Midget GAN5UD126009G "OO NINE"
> "It is better to remain silent, and be thought a fool
> than to speak, and remove all doubt" -- Mark Twain
> > From: Lancer7676@aol.com
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: Andrew.Griffith@ReadRite.com; email@example.com;
> > Subject: Re: special treatment??
> > Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 7:00 PM
> > In a message dated 2/11/99 11:40:29 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > << I don't know if you guys are using primer or not.
> > I sandblasted my steel rims, then painted with silver engine paint, then
> > baked. The paint is not very durable, and (probably because I didn't
> > primer) the wheels are rusting. >>
> > Ulix--
> > Primer will enhance rust rather than inhibit it--unless it is the new
> epoxy or
> > urethane primer. The red oxide and the gray stuff are like sponges-they
> > absorb and hold water thereby promoting rust. Methinks the fact that you
> > rust speaks not well for the paint you used and/or the coverage you got.
> > Paint is non permeable--wont allow water in if the seal is not broken,
> > there should be no rust--unless something happened to the paint seal.
> > My pocket change!
> > ---David
Ulix __/__,__ ___/__|\__
'67 Sprite '74 X1/9