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      09-10-2018, 03:03 PM   #1
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Wheel rash repairs

Thought I would try and repair some wheel rash again--sanded it out and got it smooth. I have some Wurth spray which is a good color match but then the problem is getting a good spray. Read reviews about the shitty nozzle and they aren't kidding.

Practiced with a bit and held the can back, but no matter what I do that "power sprayer" just sprays too much giving runs and gobs of paint. Tried pressing lightly and doing quick spray overs....it's like trying to mist plants with a garden hose nozzle.

Anybody used this spray and found a trick to get a clean coating?
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Get one of these:
https://www.harborfreight.com/air-to...gun-92126.html

and a small compressor, like this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/air-to...sor-61615.html

Then you can use real paint. The gun is small, but it's all you need for smaller jobs. The same for the compressor, and you'll never have to go looking for a gas station that still has an air pump again to fill your tires. This is where I get my paint:
http://www.automotivetouchup.com/index.htm

If you don't want to go the sprayer/compressor route their spray bombs work well too.
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Get one of these:
https://www.harborfreight.com/air-to...gun-92126.html

and a small compressor, like this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/air-to...sor-61615.html

Then you can use real paint. The gun is small, but it's all you need for smaller jobs. The same for the compressor, and you'll never have to go looking for a gas station that still has an air pump again to fill your tires. This is where I get my paint:
http://www.automotivetouchup.com/index.htm

If you don't want to go the sprayer/compressor route their spray bombs work well too.
Hey Bill, the problem is in matching paint which is a problem with bmw wheels. Its like this big secret as to the paint code for the wheels. The Wurth paint is a match and does not discolor over time--I have matched with model paint but it turns dark after a few weeks. I like to DIY...but this one seems not possible when the "tools" are impossible.
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Matching wheel colors is a PITA, so I don't even try. When my wheels get to the point that they need painting I paint the entire wheel, all four of them.
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BMW sells wheel rim touch up paint. I bought some off Amazon.
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Hey Bill, the problem is in matching paint which is a problem with bmw wheels. Its like this big secret as to the paint code for the wheels. The Wurth paint is a match and does not discolor over time--I have matched with model paint but it turns dark after a few weeks. I like to DIY...but this one seems not possible when the "tools" are impossible.
yea a lot of the bmw paints are a whole process (not knowing the exact painting terminology)
so if yer off on the mix and or the process of what base to apply and when to apply a second coat then yer a shade off
as far as the mist.. you may be either too close or too far on the can
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