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Old 11-11-2000, 11:31 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 1696
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Grand Forks, ND, USA
Post Painting Center Caps


My wheels are in bad shape...the previous owner tried to use silver spray paint for a quick fix...looks okay from a distance...like 20-30 yards but terrible up close. I have heard other owners say that it is relatively easy to have the rims/wheels blasted and coated but no one has found an effective way to paint the center hubs which are a type of plastic. Anyone?

BTW...the previous owner had the wheels on backwards...I haven't had time to switch them...waiting for the next rotation.

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Old 11-14-2000, 03:49 PM   #2
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Member#: 1704
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
1992 SVX LS-L


I'm not usually one for quick fixes (esp. on my SVX) but I was not about to pay the $60 the dealer quoted me for a new cap so...

I went down to my local Grand Auto and bought a can of DupliColor Import AutoSpray (Arctic Silver) and now my caps look better than my wheels. I did this about 4 - 5 months ago and the paint still looks great. I did this when rotating my tires so it was easy to pop the caps out. I cleaned them with "scrubbing bubbles" (resourceful or lazy? you decide ) and then applied two coats of the paint.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-14-2000, 05:07 PM   #3
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Join Date: Jun 2000

My suggestion: Take them to a body shop. Let them handle the caps AND your rims.

Or you could just do what I did, replace your stock rims/hubs with units from a Porsche 911.

And then I woke up...
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Old 11-14-2000, 05:59 PM   #4
Frank Army
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Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Phoenix, AZ
1999 Outback Sport
Steel Blue Mica


I agree with the first part. Take'em to a shop.
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