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Old 04-12-2013, 01:33 PM
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Poll: Centercap? Paint it? Toss it?

Center cap or no centercap? Paint center cap?



I got these for $60 after the PO had pressure washed most the paint off one of them....



The toyo proxes on there are worth that for one tire alone!
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:35 PM
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+1 for paint center cap
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:18 PM
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or.......get some matching (new) centercaps. They are inexpsensive
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:25 PM
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Paint to match the wheel. Redo the embossing in an dark color.

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:32 PM
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Co workers said paint or ditch, I'm already one short, maybe a lil spray on the hub and leave it out?
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:18 PM
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:21 PM
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:58 PM
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Bead blast those babies and paint with high quality paint, the wheels I mean, and do whatever with the caps.
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I painted the wheels on my 300SD with wheel paint from Autozone. I have tried others, and NONE are as good as VHT high temp wheel paint. The other brands I used took about a can per wheel, and still looked like doo-doo. I painted 4- 18" wheels and caps with 1 1/2 cans + less than a can of clear. My vote is to paint the wheels and caps with VHT wheel paint.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:19 AM
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I opted for
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:23 AM
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I painted the wheels on my 300SD with wheel paint from Autozone. I have tried others, and NONE are as good as VHT high temp wheel paint. The other brands I used took about a can per wheel, and still looked like doo-doo. I painted 4- 18" wheels and caps with 1 1/2 cans + less than a can of clear. My vote is to paint the wheels and caps with VHT wheel paint.
This is what I used. Can per side.
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