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DIY: Painting Center Caps
Published by medvec04
09-18-2011
DIY: Painting Center Caps

hi everyone i just wanted to post this cause i just replaced my hood and trunk roundel and my center caps on my wheels did not match so i decided to just paint them

tools: small flat head, heat gun, spray paint, knife, painters tape, something to paint on, a small piece of 600 grit sandpaper, something to clean the center caps, and something to paint on.

step 1: take off the center caps with the small flat head

step 2: lightly sand the areas that you want painted (no pic)

step 3: clean the caps

step 4: tape off everything that you dont want to paint, in my case i just wanted to paint the blue

step 5: begin to paint the caps, hold the spray paint about 8-10 inches away and make a couple of coats, in between coats i just a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

step 6: take off the tape after the paint has had a sufficient amount of time to dry

step 7: put em back on
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By 335i101 on 09-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Nice, great way to save some coin!
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By toxsuey on 09-20-2011, 12:37 AM
Vinyl overlays are probably a better idea in the long run
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By Vesar on 09-20-2011, 07:35 AM
Nice done but i would go with vinyl overlays as toxsuey said because
if you got bored of them you just throw them away
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By medvec04 on 09-20-2011, 10:05 PM
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True the vinyl would be another way to go. I just went this route cause I had the paint already and some free time. Thanks for checking it out tho
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By Cbozz on 04-21-2012, 09:23 PM
I clear-coated it after painting black and it looks good and paint won't fade
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