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Old 06-18-2000, 08:59 AM   #1
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Post center caps...

I'm probably going to paint the center caps on my wheels blue. I want them to be a deep blue, yet kinda shiny. Anyone know what kind of paint to use, and the easiest way to get the center caps off?
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Old 06-18-2000, 02:54 PM   #2
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Try and find epoxy paint- it will stand up to the elements (and brake dust cleaners) better than anything else. As for getting the caps off, I'd take the wheels off. That way, you won't run the risk of cracking or crushing the plastic trying to pry them out. There's about a dozen plastic "clips" holding them on.
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Old 06-18-2000, 02:57 PM   #3
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why not a set of STi ones lke this ...



they look great and fit righ over the original ones (self athesive)


O/...
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Old 06-18-2000, 03:43 PM   #4
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The STI ones and the Prodrive centers all look nice. Just take the rims off and pop them out from the backside if your worried about breaking them. For the cost of a good paint and the time involved it may be easier to just get the $40-$50 replacement centers from ownly or somebody else. Then later on at your leasure you can paint the stock ones whatever you like. Or use them on the car in winter or rallying. After all why scratch up the STI ones with a trip to the gravel.
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Old 06-18-2000, 08:11 PM   #5
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I want a set of those Ownly... you aren't going to bring back "extras" from NZ for all of us, are you?
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Old 06-18-2000, 09:53 PM   #6
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Do they have STi ones with blue background? I really like blue...

Does anyone have pics of the STi covers on their car?

Also, how much does good paint cost (for enough to paint the caps)?

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Old 06-19-2000, 08:54 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! I'll probably go with the epoxy.
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Old 06-19-2000, 08:57 PM   #8
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Kinda funny how those STi caps are sitting next to one of those new Microsoft mice. Almost looks like an STi/Microsoft ad from the way you only see the Microsoft logo on the mouse.
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Old 06-20-2000, 12:19 AM   #9
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The epoxy paint comes in spray cans as well as pints and gallons, and the spray cans usually cost between five and seven dollars. The deal is, the paint sinks to the bottom (pigment is heavy) and the epoxy plastic resin rises to the top. You get one coat coverage that you can clean with a firehose (and I'm not kidding).
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