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Old 04-20-2006   #1
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painting center caps?

i just bought a set of wheels and the center caps are cheap plastic. i want to give it a new finish, maybe chrome or some sort of bling to match the lip of my new wheels. can i do this by shopping around autozone or kragen using spray cans? any recommendations on what kind of paint? supply store? how the process works? school me here please
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If you spray it, it won't match the lip. Depending on what brand of wheels they are you might be able to purchase some different center caps.
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I just painted my center caps cuz the "chrome" finish was peeling. I got dsome of that Krylon Fusion Paint. it is the best for plastic. I gave it 6 light coats and now it looks great.

My suggestion is get a 2000 grit sand paper, lightly sand them down, get a tack cloth, clean them off and them paint them with light coats. Wait 30-40 seconds in between each coat.
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purchase center caps from ebay thats what i did.
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