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bitbear
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:55 am  Reply with quote
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...actually, not the rim. I'm thinking about getting a chrome or aluminum rim and that has led me to consider painting the hub, the center part of the wheel. I gather powder-coated rims are best but is that really necessary for the hub? My guess is that it doesn't get that thrashed. If powder coating isn't an absolute must, what kind of paint? Oil-based enamel, laquer?

Thanks for any advice.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:59 pm  Reply with quote
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Are you crazy man?

Flat black rattle can all the way

You can try the masking tape but why bother? Free hand it, no one will be able to tell when you are jammin' past at 55mph.
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:05 pm  Reply with quote
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Why not just get those chrome moon hubcaps, or whateverthefucktheywerecalled? Those are pretty.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:23 pm  Reply with quote
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what color are you going for? What level of prep ? solid or metalic. single stage or base coat clear. Sooooo do you know what you want for your hubs?
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Derrick
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 8:34 am  Reply with quote
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Latex house paint and a nylon brush.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 9:47 am  Reply with quote
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Derrick wrote:
Latex house paint and a nylon brush.

Or a crusty sock.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 12:59 pm  Reply with quote
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Your more than welcome to any of the latex paint in the back of my car,I'll even throw in an old oil brush!
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 2:41 pm  Reply with quote
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Hey! I'm not talking about some Mod, pimped out deal! No stylized chrome hub caps, etc. -- just a bit of a clean up! I don't wanna get into a major production -- extensive prep -- but neither do I want to splash just anything on. I haven't really considered color, except to think nothing flashy, because I'm not sure if that part of the wheel gets much of a beating and, if I do it, what kinda paint it's gonna take. Ed?

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 4:06 pm  Reply with quote
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You better talk to Ed. I've heard that you have to powder coat them or use Imron paint or they will get all chipped up.
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Moses
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 5:13 pm  Reply with quote
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Paint it?

Heck, no-o-o-o-o. That takes too much time and effort.

Dip it!

Just go get the gallon-can, empty out a bit and plop that puppy in there for a few seconds. Let hang and dry. Try not to iron it this time, okay?

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 11:19 pm  Reply with quote
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come on over to the shop lets talk. Ed
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