rocky ridge wrote:
hammerite paint is complete rubbish compared to how it used to be i just painted my steel car wheels it was crap to use
ti get it to lay down you have to thin it down with white spirit
then it wont protect against rust as weel i used black for my car wheels
i have found that silver or gold seems to work beter but its still a complete knightmare if you dont care how it looks go for it but if you want it to look reasonable then dont bother unless you plan to paint let dry flat it with wet and dry paint again flat back paint again three or four coats at least
hammerite smooth spray paint works very good i did my ribble frame with it turned out muc better than i expected it to
its all about he preperation work
i am repainting a moulton spaceframe at the moment well tricky with all the little tiny bars
best paint is coachpaint use a very good quality brush also
I quite like the gloopyness of hammerite, that said buy hammerite in a can...because brush work is a complete hassle.
Also a side note ebay is strangely good for paint, depends what colour you want but there are bargains to be had and shipping tends to be fast. You'll save a load over halfrauds prices...and there are various semi pro and pro paints on there that give a much better finish than some of the usual rattle can varietes.