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Old 11-14-2005, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Painting / Spraying under Wheel Arches??

Just had my e36 fully resprayed.

It looks mint but i'd like to paint or spray underneath my arches so that it looks even better.

I need to know what would be the best way to do this?

I want to get a matt black finish and was thinking of getting something like hammerite (rust proof cast metal paint). i've also been told that there is some sort of water tight rubber based paint you can use, but since i've got 19" wheels i'd tending to steer clear of this as its quite thick and don't really fancy any rubbing.

Does anyone know what would be the best stuff to use?

Also, would i need to sand anything down before painting it, or is it as simple as just putting one coat on?

many thanks if you can help.
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are u talkin about the wheel wells? the plastic black part on over the tires?
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yeah, the plastic and also the metal.

see the below pic, ignore the rust tho as i've had all of that sorted ; )
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Yes you would need to sand it...honestly ive never heard of anyone painting the inside of the wheel arches...thats a bit odd. You would really need to go to town sanding that thing.
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umm that seems lot alot of work, y would u want to do it?
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nah, shouldn;t be too much work hopefully.

I want to do it because I've got a set of 19" wheels for the car and i hate the ugly paint underneath the arches. Its not smooth metal and stands out quite a bit. I guess I like things perfect!

I want to paint the arches black (prob gonna use hammerite) and paint the calipers red (using fire proof paint) just for the finishing touch!
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I recommend you buy adhesion promoter for the calipers. apply it after u sand down the calipers and before you start putting on paint.
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