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Old 05-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Need Some Serious Help, Please!

Alright guys, when I bought my 02 GT it had these chrome "skins" (AKA hubcaps) on top of the bullitt rims. Well, I got sick of these things and decided to see whats underneath them. They are in pretty bad shape, I'm considering plasti dip but I don't really know any other options on what I can do myself to make these things look better. I'm not even a huge fan of black rims on a black car, especially flat black. I got almost all the silicone off and I am open to some suggestions on making these look better. Also, I ordered some center caps off AM today. Thanks in advance guys!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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Do u have anyone close buy that does sandblasting or powder coating... Then you can make them what ever color you want. With the plastidip if you don't like it peel it off and start over lol
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Do u have anyone close buy that does sandblasting or powder coating... Then you can make them what ever color you want. With the plastidip if you don't like it peel it off and start over lol
I wish! Haha but idk anyone around here. Anyone have any experience with the gloss plasti dip? Or any of the other colors? Would it be hard to actually paint the rims?
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They sell paint kits at auto zone
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I have never used the gloss at least not yet. Make sure they are clean smooth from debris follow directions on can and you will be just fine... Like i said if you don't like it Pull it off and start over
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They sell paint kits at auto zone
Are they any good? Ha

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I have never used the gloss at least not yet. Make sure they are clean smooth from debris follow directions on can and you will be just fine... Like i said if you don't like it Pull it off and start over
Yeah that's the most appealing thing about plasti dip haha
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It's from duplicolor so yes I say it's good
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It's from duplicolor so yes I say it's good
Yep, deff doing that! If you know, do I need to remove the paint on the rim first? Or just sand it a little to rough it up?
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Hmm I would sand it off as much as you can
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Hmm I would sand it off as much as you can
Sweet, thanks boss!

If anyone has any color suggestions for these rims on a black car let me know, trying to look up pictures now.
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An update if anyone is curious or is running into a similar problem.
The first two are where I started on this particular rim, the silicone pads were huge!
Then I ordered some center caps from AM and put them on after scrapping some of the silicone off, took forever. The last picture is what I am left with after getting some general heavy duty solvent that advertised its power against silicone and caulking, I used a putty knife with this solvent as well as a wall prep sand paper block. I'll do this for each rim then take them off and paint them a graphite color with the duplicolor paint. Anyone have any suggestions if I should leave the polished lip on the rims or not? DONT worry, I'm taking off the chrome fender flares hahaha.
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I would do the whole rim if they were mine the rooms look like they need it. That way it will cover any imperfections and you won't have to worry about tapping of the lip.
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I would do the whole rim if they were mine the rooms look like they need it. That way it will cover any imperfections and you won't have to worry about tapping of the lip.
Do you think the paint will cover the curb rash? Is there anyway to fix the curb rash before I paint it? I'm just worried if I paint over the uneven surface then it will mess up the paint
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If it is really deep curb rash you might not be able to fix it. If its not to bad you might be able to sand it out. But you def want as smooth and as clean of a surface as you can get before painting.
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If it is really deep curb rash you might not be able to fix it. If its not to bad you might be able to sand it out. But you def want as smooth and as clean of a surface as you can get before painting.
Alright I will have to give it a try thanks!
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No problem bud looking.forward to the end result just take you're time you will be fine
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If it is really deep curb rash you might not be able to fix it. If its not to bad you might be able to sand it out. But you def want as smooth and as clean of a surface as you can get before painting.
they make a lot of different fillers. Just like the shops use. Lots of options that way. just google it. Plenty of options to fill in curb rash and then you can sand it down and make it look like it never happened.
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they make a lot of different fillers. Just like the shops use. Lots of options that way. just google it. Plenty of options to fill in curb rash and then you can sand it down and make it look like it never happened.
I actually just found a video on those fillers, pretty awesome stuff!

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I actually just found a video on those fillers, pretty awesome stuff!

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Awesome i didn't know they made this. I learned something new today
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Awesome i didn't know they made this. I learned something new today
Haha yeah it is pretty cool, I had no idea you could even fix curb rash and scrapes on rims. I guess I will sand down the rash and raised metal from scraps and stuff first, then use filler primer to fill it all, sand that down to make sure it is even, then primer, base coats, then clear. Just waiting for some nice weather and access a friend's garage and I'll have some half way decent looking rims I hope!
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