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Hammerite paint - always good quality!
on 21 May 2014
I used this to paint the stems of my motorbike wing mirrors - they were chromed, but got pitted and rusty very easily, and I got sick of polishing them with Autosol.
I abraded the chrome off with fine sandpaper and then wet and dry paper, then painted on hammerite special metals primer, and then tried to paint gloss hammerite on top of that, but couldn't get a smooth finish. So I used wet and dry paper to smooth down the painted hammerite layer, and then used this hammerite spray paint to hopefully get a smooth finish - it worked great.
One review I read before buying said that it ran too easily - I have to say that it's a valid point - I did several fine layers, waiting 15 mins between each layer, but got curtaining on the 4th layer when I tried to get that nice glossy finish, and had to leave it for a day to cure before wet and dry papering the drips off again.
However, knowing how easily it can curtain, the next day I was more careful and got a great finish - so you just need to make sure you don't under-estimate the speed at which the paint sprays. Several thin layers are better than 1 thick, and that's particularly true than when using this hammerite spray paint.
Once accustomed to how to use it, this spray paint is just the job, and I would certainly recommend it, just be careful with the speed of spray.