Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Aerospoke Paint Project

What you will need
  1. 2 cans of Glossy Black Spray Paint (buy the more expensive one)
  2. 1 can of Primer
  3. Sanding block
  4. 1 Roll of Painters scotch

Remove wheel and tape off the middle hub.

Use sanding block to sand down outer layer and rough edges.

After you sand down, make sure to use a wet cloth to remove debris.

Apply one layer of primer on each side.
Before you paint the Aerospoke, make sure you lightly sand down the primer. (Primer does not apply smoothly. I've learned this the hard way and had to re-sand down my finish product to get a smooth surface before my black paint went on).

Stand about 4-6 inches away when applying the black paint. (Do not want drips)
Make sure even fluid strokes, don't just spray everywhere. Be consistent.
Let it sit dry where it is not dusty and not a lot of wind. (Do not want lint and crap on your paint job - Have it sit somewhere high).
After the first layer has dried put another coat on there.
Once that side is done, flip over and repeat.

This project is not as easy as it looks.
The sanding project is very consuming and the time it took in between for paint to dry.
Every time you sand, make sure to use a wet cloth to remove the debris.
Another thing you can do is a clear coat layer to prevent wear of the black layer.
It may be time consuming but patience is key to a killer finish!

Glossy!!! Glossy!! May the Force Be with you!

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