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Old 11-04-2006, 09:55 PM
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Wheel covers colors for a 240D

I have a 240D which I want to shine up a bit, and the wheel covers are missing. there are some wheel covers in a local junkyard, off a brown 240... and I think the wheelcovers were brown..

so what color would the wheel covers be on a silver car? Silver?
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:06 PM
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Wheel covers

My limited experience is that the wheel covers are painted the same color as the body.

I painted gold covers beige to match our car. Spent more time taping than painting but they came out well.

Local Finishmaster auto paint store matched the paint to the paint code. I purchased a spray can - about $25. This is for the winter snow tire wheels.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:45 PM
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Ok, I will go about painting the brown ones silver! bet it takes more than one coat to do the trick! Thanks for the suggestion about getting the paint matched.. I may paint the whole car, so it will be easy to get the wheel covers to match.
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:13 PM
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There is a Mercedes special tool template.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:54 AM
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why not use paint remover...and have them be chromish-silver....

cheap and easy....
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:52 AM
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If the car is silver and covers are chrome...Why paint?


On my 249D I have snows on steel wheels and the chrome wheel covers. I removed the paint. Doesn't look that bad on a navy blue 240 and would probably look even better on your car.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:15 PM
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The car doesn't have any wheel covers at the moment, and the ones that I have access to are brown... So I guess I will give them a coat of paint when they show up.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:09 PM
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The easy way to paint MB wheel covers is using grease,thick garage door opener type,just grease up the surface,except the middle of the cap,spray paint and then wipe with the rag one hour later...better then try to mask the whole thing with tape and have paint going under the tape...
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