[Healeys] BJ8 grill paint

BJ8 Healeys sbyers at ec.rr.com
Fri May 24 14:50:21 MDT 2013

Rich, whenever I paint anything I first make sure that the surface is
absolutely clean.  First, I wash it with soap and water, then I wipe it down
with a degreaser (acetone or lacquer thinner) and sometimes follow that with
wiping with Windex.  The grille surround needs to be primed where the
aluminum paint goes, so mask it off and then prime it (I used SEM
self-etching gray primer, available from the local auto parts store).  
After all that, the specific topcoat you use doesn't matter so much, but I
used a Plastikote Aluminum #203 in a spray can.  I did this in 1999 and have
never had to repaint or even touch it up.

Steve Byers
BJ8 Registry
Havelock, NC USA

-----Original Message-----
From: healeys-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Richard Kahn
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 2:29 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] BJ8 grill paint

I have tried several times to get "aluminum" colored paint to stick to the
chrome grill surround. It comes off very easily. Is there as prep for paint
to adhere to the chrome?
Rich Kahn

More information about the Healeys mailing list