David T. Ellis
- May 21, 2021
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- Jax Florida
Anyone know of a brush on paint for steel rims that finishes like spray paint?
Tremclad is a Rustoleum brand. Sold as Tremclad in Canada and Rustoleum in the US.I have to make a correction. It wasn't rustoleum, it was Tremclad. I had a look at the can today, it is Tremclad "rust paint". I bought a similar Tremclad can, silver or aluminum, for when I paint the inside of my 18" 300m rims. I think they're oil based.
Benjamin Moore super spec is good paint, we use it a lot on metal doors and frames, it almost looks like it's been sprayedOil/Alkyds always lay out nicely in the correct temperature range. And runs can be corrected before they dry.
Benjamin-Moore "super spec" alkyd urethane is a step up, and you can get this color matched.
POR-15 also lays out really nice as a base coat.
Like sprays, you'll need primer and a couple top coats with sanding in between to make it really nice.
EDIT: use an oil / alkyd primer on ferrous metal only. Aluminum or zinc require special primer.
Benjamin Moore super spec is good paint, we use it a lot on metal doors and frames, it almost looks like it's been sprayed
Use a good brush, maybe a Purdy 2 inch sash brush, if you have a Sherwin Williams distributer near you he (or she) can help you pick out the right brush, you won't get a good job with a $2 Big Lots brush
And defiantly clean, dry, grease free, and paint in the shade, and let bake in the sun to dry