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post #1 of 4 Old 04-06-2014, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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painting hubcaps?

The plastic hubcaps on my 2003 Accord are looking like Cxxp! The original chrome/silver coating is peeling off. I looked at new OEM replacements and they are $40+ apiece! So, I was thinking of just buying spray paint and painting them myself.
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-06-2014, 10:11 AM
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I had a 98 civic about 10 years ago that I treated to a diy painting of the hubcaps. I sanded/feathered the rough edges, put down a coat of duplicolor primer, four light coats of duplicolor wheel paint, and topped it with 2 coats of duplicolor clear. All rattle-cans that I picked up at Walmart. Turned out great.

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The key to a great turn out is in the sanding. Start out around 500 grit and work your way to 1000 grit, then apply light coats.

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Yep, as said, sanding is the key. Just make sure you don't paint it black or something, otherwise it'll look too ricey IMO.
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