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Non-Chipping Wheel Well Paint


Obi Wan
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It's getting close to painting my BJ8. Can anyone tell me what can be done to the wheel wells, to keep them from chipping, from what the tires throw up. My understanding is they are to be painted same color of the car. Any product I can tell the body shop to use? I would assume it's a flexable product? Does it go under the paint or over the paint? I'm assuming over? I always get great answers here. Cheers. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gifRoger


Jedi Trainee
If you use a polyurethane truck bed liner like Hippoliner, you can tint it to the same color as your body paint. This kind of coating is VERY durable...

Randy Harris

Jedi Warrior
Hey AUSMHLYDUDE: When you find that product, save some for me please. I'll bring my car down and have your guy do my wheel wells at the same time - if you'll lend me a bit of your paint that is. Thanks
Randy /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

John Loftus

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My wheel wells are already painted but considering using some Glisten PC-clearcoat from Por-15. It comes in Gloss and Semi-gloss (semi-gloss would probably be a bit better for this application). https://www.por15store.com/page/por15/PROD/Topcoats/GPC

I'll be interested in what other suggestions there are. I just opened a topic about this on the Por-15 forum so I'll let you know what I find out.



Obi Wan
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Glad to see some feedback on this. One more question. What should the finish in the well be? Smooth or semi-textured? I'm thinking it was smooth from the factory, simply painted? If that is the case, I would like to keep the finish as little texture as possible. Thank you all. Roger
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If you're not going for Concours, you might consider what I've been using on ALL the BMW's I've been working on...

Fusor Wheelhouse coating leaves a textured finish (you can control the texture from very smooth to quite pronounced).






Great Pumpkin
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Randy Harris, we use the Fusor product all the time inside fenders,doors any place it will not show then paint it body color. No it does not chip!---Fwiw---Keoke

John Loftus

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Say John, You don't happen to hold stock in that Glisten Products do ya?

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It appears like it doesn't it! It's funny how you find some product (I was just reading about Glisten PC last week)and then you find a bunch of potential applications for it. I also found out that you can apply it with a brush and supposedly it lays out without brushmarks (one customer said he uses foam brushes for a better result). This will make doing my wheel wells easier (no masking) but of course I will need to experiment to see if it really works. I did ask on the Por-15 forum about using Glisten PC for wheel wells. Following is the thread:
I'm interested in using Glisten PC semi-gloss to coat painted automotive wheel wells. The car is still under restoration so the paint is fresh and clean (no wax, dirt, etc.) What prep is needed besides the Marine Clean? Is some scuffing needed (wet sand, fine scotch brite, etc) for best adhesion? Will Glisten protect the color paint from rock chips? Has anyone else used Glisten PC for this application?


Lightly wet sand the wheel wells. Then wipe down with Xylene. And then apply Glisten PC. At least 2 coats. The Glisten PC will absolutely protect from rock chips. We have many customers who have used Glisten PC is the same situation.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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