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Man you had me confused there, I thought you said "I would go for the polishing/rubbing compounds."

It's forgo, one word.
Anyhow, I was thinking of looking for some duplicolor clear coat. What type is it? Is it this?
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/wheel.html
Also, they didn't have self etching primer.

Sorry for being a grammar nazi.
Lol, no thank you, I tried spell checking with my FF but it wasn't in the dictionary I guess, I couldn't remember if it was forgo or fore go,lmao. No worries!

That you linked is rim paint, it's actually the same kind I used on Phoenix. It's not a clear coat. I used a generic no-name clear from Wal-Mart in fact, but any of the known brands will work. Like I said though, ALWAYS shoot a test panel with rattle can paints and clear. Sometimes it just goes crazy,lol.


For the etching primer, it's not a necessity, as long as you have a primer. That sandable kind you bought will work fine.
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That is kind of weird that they don't sell clear coat. Oh well.

Now lets see what these paints look like!
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Update:

Had a Test Painting Day. Painted both pieces of the discarded HDD drive, I'll show you one. The other one gave me big problems.
You know how the Duplicolor paints, when you open them, have like, a blue valve and a red nozzle/stopper thing? I thought the red thing was a plug, meant to be pulled out when you start painting. So... I painted the first piece with one coat of primer, then noticed the paint leaking down the can. I quickly check to see if the valve has any leaks, and it doesnt, the leak is coming from the nozzle. Hmm... I try it again, same effect. At this point, I thought that perhaps, this can had a blocked nozzle. So I went in and got my two cans of color. Opened the cap, was about to get red if the red thing when I noticed a small hole in the middle of the "block". Turns out that red thing is required. Good thing I didn't throw my first one away and found it in the grass near where I was painting.

Anyhow, here's some pics of the second test piece.

Testing Piece (Primer)



Scratched a little from sanding I guess, maybe I didn't sand the piece good enough?

Testing Piece (Color Coat)



Notice the lighter part on the upper section of the piece, I'll get to that later.

Testing Piece (Alcohol Test)



So, as I was saying, the top part of the piece is lighter than the bottom half. Why is that? I did an alcohol test after the paint dried. Since CyberDruid stated that Duplicolor will not rub off with alcohol, I think I successfully disproved that, unless CD was talking about acrylic lacquer. Anyways, the alcohol also reacts to the paint somehow, making it feel smoother, but giving it that ugly white lines and stuff. I had originally planned to use Isopropyl alcohol to degrease the pieces, turns out I'll have to find something else.

All in all, not one of the greatest days. I had gotten both dry sprays and tiger stripes. Amazing I didn't get any runs, or orange peel.

BTW, the pictures are of 2 light coats of primer + 1 coat of color. I didn't plan to waste anymore paint testing. Those things cost 5USD a can.
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Dude,lol, what a day huh?

What was the reasoning for putting the alcohol on the paint again? Were you trying to clean it for another coat? If so, you don't have to - just spray over that fresh coat. If it's already dried/cured for a few hours give it a LIGHT sanding then spray over it. You don't have to clean it b/w each coat, just spray.


The nozzle thing, lol, I can't comment on that N00b mistake I guess Next time you'll know though right!


The tiger-striping - Maybe it's the school monitor color settings, but I don't see anything, looks pretty even to me. But I can say it's probably due to your lack of coats. The first few coats will tend to look uneven. Use a few more light coats and should look fine
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Eh, the alcohol is meant for degreasing, since some oils may react to the paint and create fisheyes or cracks and stuff. Also, the tiger stripes, it was on the primer. I guess you cant see it much since I put a color coat over it. I know I didn't need to use the alcohol. I was just testing it to see if it would react with the paint.
    
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Minor update: Disaster strikes.
While I was looking at the pieces today, I noticed a spotch of orange. Upon closer inspection, it was rust growing on the HDD brackets.
I tried to sand it out, but it's taking quite awhile. Anyone know a easy way to get rid of it?
    
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If I were painting something that had rust on it I would sand it away to bare metal, clean the living heck out of it with IA91%, then prime with etching primer, then paint.
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Yeah I'm sanding it down now. Taking awhile though, using 320grit since I don't have anything much coarser. Thanks for the advice.
    
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Minor update: Disaster strikes.
While I was looking at the pieces today, I noticed a spotch of orange. Upon closer inspection, it was rust growing on the HDD brackets.
I tried to sand it out, but it's taking quite awhile. Anyone know a easy way to get rid of it?
Most metal will begin to rust/oxidize over night if left to open air and being bare (metal). A good sanding to remove teh surface rust and a priming will be just fine. Get as much rust off as you can and then prime it 2-3 times ( I would suggest at least that many coats).

As long as you get the majority off (does not have to be precisely every square inch you can reach) and prime it will you won't have a problem. The primer seals the metal, keeping air off it. As long as you keep the air from the metal (and you don't have a large amount of rust under the primer) the rust will "die".
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and as a side note, rusting pertains only to ferrous metals (those which contain iron) so things like steel, and other alloys will oxidize (rust). Aluminum, on the other hand, which is non-ferrous, will not rust.
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