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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 16, 2:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I decided to freshen up and repaint the steering wheel out of my 70 chevelle. I am only using spray cans for this. I used a rust-oleum sandable primer and Krylon fusion super bond gloss black paint. I sprayed the primer, sanded between coats then applied two coats of the black paint. After 24 hours the black paint feels tacky. What might be going wrong here? Is there something else that I should be doing? Thanks.
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Are you following the temperature recommendations on the can?

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 16, 2:49 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, the temperature is good. I had no problem with the primer just the black spray paint. I tried two different brands of black paint. No problem with other parts I been painting, just the steering wheel.
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BTDT wound up taking it all off went with SEM products nothing better. No fading peeling right sheen, good stuff. great for kick panels plastic vinyl etc

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I used SEM landau black on mine too.
The only problem I had is the sticky came back after a few years,just on the back side.
I also used a couple coats of clear over it.Still looks new.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 16, 4:46 PM Thread Starter
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O.k, looks like I need the right stuff to do the job correctly! Thanks.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 25th, 16, 5:37 PM
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hello al merry christmas

well i been doing this a while the second best thing than bringing the wheel to a body shop is this company Kris Mork-Lee
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i have done many steering wheels to match the paint code of any car, paint comes in a spray can single stage or 2 stage they also sell a compatable primer, its pricy but way less than a body shop, you and others say sticky wheel, well for me the wheel has to be cleaned well go thru the sanding process dont sand before you clean use a good grease and wax remover then i use grease lighting with a lint free cloth tack cloth and yes has to hot dry place no bare hands well good luck hope this helps

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I've done a few wheels over the years trying different paint types. The re-occurring issue was always the feel that the surface did not completely cure and was worse as the humidity increased. On the last few I used professional filler-primer followed by base/clear just as though you were painting a car. Put on about 4 coats of clear, gives you enough material if you need to 2000 off any pesky nibs, and the wheels feel hard and smooth no matter what the weather.
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Wouldn't a Catalyzed paint be preferred?

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Hi, I decided to freshen up and repaint the steering wheel out of my 70 chevelle. I am only using spray cans for this. I used a rust-oleum sandable primer and Krylon fusion super bond gloss black paint. I sprayed the primer, sanded between coats then applied two coats of the black paint. After 24 hours the black paint feels tacky. What might be going wrong here? Is there something else that I should be doing? Thanks.
While I don't know what rattle cans I have used on some things, I too have gotten the part sprayed and a day later find it still tacky and start to wonder if I did something wrong and before I go and sand things back down and start over, I'll let it sit and once in a while, take a hair dryer to heat the part up and let it sit. Most of the time, the surface finally becomes hard and it looses the tackiness. Just like 5 minute epoxy, I've never had it work like that as it always takes a little longer.

My "theory" with my rattle can work is I may be putting on the coats too thick or putting on too many and it is trapping stuff underneath the surface that are having a hard time to cure.

I would maybe let it sit for a week or so and then see how it is. You might not have to redo things.

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Some pointers from the Pro's,

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Steering Wheel Restoration - Steering Wheel Repair - Tips From Eastwood




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