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Old 11-07-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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center caps

My center caps are all flaked and yellowish and I have lost all four of my outer rings. I was considering purchase of the chrome/plastic hub caps, but they don't seem to come with center caps. What are you all doing about the center cap issue? Is anyone out there using the chrome covers?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
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What wheels do you have?

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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I painted mine with a hammered silver.





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Old 11-07-2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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I am sorry, I failed to mention, my wheels are factory steel silver. The steel is in good shape. I lost the plastic beauty rings a long time ago. The center caps are all peeling. I have been considering painting them white to match the body color, but I am standoffish. I like the chrome wheels covers that fit perfectly, but not sure what to do with the center caps.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:54 AM   #5
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If they are the stock steel wheels, I would paint them like JTacoma did. Should match pretty well.

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Old 11-07-2011, 12:39 PM   #6
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I am actually about to repaint the trashed ones on the 4Runner 5-stars I just got. They look like JTacoma's picture. I found a link from another site (I think http://www.toyota-4runner.org/), and am going to do that.

But I don't have it handy right now. I will post up later.

Basically, light 400 grit, then regular (not etching) Duplicolor primer, then color of choice (there are about 7 Toyota silvers available from Duplicolor, and I had to got ouside in the sun with a bunch of cans for the best Match) in 3 or so light coats, followed by 3 coats of clear.

For the dark gray emblem in the middle, I found a Toyota charcoal gray touch-up paint that has a brush applicator.

I will start working on it this week and post pics, maybe do a write-up, cause I think lots of early 1st gens ust have this issue with thso caps.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:31 AM   #8
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What do ya'll think about these:

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Old 11-08-2011, 10:34 AM   #9
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:37 AM   #10
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I have 4 of those sitting in my shed at home... I actually liked them at first (they came on my truck) but then I found TW and caught the chrome hate bug. PM me if you're a 5 lugger and interested. I also have my stock wheels with center caps at home.
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Horrid. Paint the damn things.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:41 AM   #12
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OP,

Keep in mind that if you are looking for a way to make your center caps look less shitty, buying replacement hub caps is not the answer.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:54 AM   #13
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Fink,

I agree. I was thinking of going a differnet direction altogther.

Thanks!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #14
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I agree. I was thinking of going a differnet direction altogther.

Thanks!
Understood.

Have any pics of your truck as it is?

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Old 11-09-2011, 03:56 PM   #15
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Not handy. I guess that I need to put one on my sig. I will shoot one with my phone.
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I would say rattle can them silver or a color of your choice
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