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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Paint wheel wells?

I’m getting the ‘72 GTV ready for paint, it was and will be white.

Are the wheel wells body color and thus needing to be prepared too?

I think so....

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Great - more to prep!


Thanks gentlemen, appreciate the confirmation.

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Back in the day, Alfa provided the following illustration to restorers and repair shops.

The areas of the underside onto which "sound deadener" is to be applied is also painted body color.

So common to omit the paint after a repair or to cover the paint with a layer of rocker panel coating

In the "in for a penny, in for a pound" department: have you consider using 3M™ Paint Defender Spray Film or equivalent to protect your new paint job? Not for concours cars, but a good investment for those cars that are driven.
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We use 3M paint defender for temporary short term applications ...I do not see how it can be used in wheel wells...my 2 cents look at Wurths stone chip and underbody sealant, it can be painted over.

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Tom, sorry, wrong 3M product. I agree with you, but because I used to work for 3M I have a tendency to favor their products. Wurth works. Employee discounts on 3M automotive product keeps me a loyal customer though.

I've never used Defender. I was researching it because I've only heard bad things about it at my local cars & coffee meets.
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Back in the day, Alfa provided the following illustration to restorers and repair shops...
So, the body shop put a black coating in the wheel wells of my Duetto when it was repainted. I didn't know at the time to suggest otherwise. It's never been out of the garage since while I rebuild all the systems, so still clean and dry. Is it possible to paint body color over that, or not worth it? It will be a street car and used regularly. It's 716 Graphite Grey, so there's not a lot of contrast with the black.

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If you want to fix it now is the time. Check to see Jay product they used and the manufacturer recommended top coat procedure.

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I’ve used Wurths on, cough cough, an air cooled thing and it was a very nice product.

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Check to see Jay product they used...
Is that autocorrect? Did you mean to say "the product...?"

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If it is a driver....why paint wheel wells? Or is it Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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That's kinda what I'm wondering. It's going to be dark grey pretty soon anyway, then everything is dark grey.

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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-02-2019, 05:56 PM
If you're not totally obsessed with originality if recommend SEM urethane bedliner. You can get in black or tintable. Very durable, easy to keep clean, reasonable to apply with the included Schutz gun. We use it in the cabin, trunk and undercarriage including wheel wells.
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