Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA.
pretty much go by what the directions on the paint say. Your going to want to scuff the finish of whatever you want to paint. I've never really painted with high temp paint, but I would imagine you would want to use some kind of primer to get the paint to stick better, like you would with anything else that you paint. As far as what to use to scuff it, sand paper should be fine. I would say use something like 180 grit, then got finer to about 320 grit or 400 grit, clean, the prime, clean, and paint. I've heard of people painting the part where lug studs go through that meets the rim, but I've never seen anyone paint the outer right with the cooling vents.
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