When did Hamarite paint become rubbish? For years I've painted rusty gates, Tired engine bays and even a leaking strut without any issues. I recently purchased some calipers and noticed that with one brush paint would go on but with the second half would come back off. I assumed the calipers had some sort of oil on them and eventually after endless coats they were covered. We are looking to move so I've prepped the outside wood work & garage, sanding priming and even under coat on the bare metal sections. To my shock I'm having the same issue as the calipers. I probably shouldn't have used metal paint on the wood but even the garage is 'repealing' the paint. All I can assume is that the good old EU has banned a sticky chemical that made Hamarite one coat. It's not the end of the world it just means double coats in some areas.