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supataco 07-23-2011 10:12 PM

Can I paint this?
 
The real question is:

Can I paint the center hub (I'm assuming thats what it is) so that I can run my Sport wheels without a center cap? I personally feel the wheel looks better without it, but the center hub is all rusty, and I want to cover it up with black paint or PlastiDip. I just didn't wanna start spraying away at the hub if it's gonna cause any kind of damage.


http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/...8/DSCN0727.jpg
(Not my truck, just using this as an example)

04LTtacoma 07-23-2011 10:16 PM

Yes, you can't paint the wheels... Painting your wheels won't damage them... Haha

supataco 07-23-2011 10:18 PM

Lol I mean the center hub beneath the wheel, so that when I take the center cap off the wheel, it won't look all nasty n rusty anymore. Lol.

ouyin2000 07-23-2011 10:25 PM

Go for it dude. Plasti dip ftw.

BlueTaco07 07-23-2011 10:26 PM

Hes talking about his axle part not the rim. Yeah its all good bearings are covered. Not a bad idea

supataco 07-23-2011 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueTaco07 (Post 3479263)
Hes talking about his axle part not the rim. Yeah its all good bearings are covered. Not a bad idea

Sweet. Thanks man. I'll post pics later for anyone that's curious.

BlueTaco07 07-23-2011 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by supataco (Post 3479282)
Sweet. Thanks man. I'll post pics later for anyone that's curious.

Alright cool I'd plasti dip it though so you can pull it off when you wanna clean your bearings and suchhh

JKD 07-24-2011 01:35 AM

Why are people recommending "plasti dip" when proper surface prep, primer, and paint is the traditional solution that works fine?

VirginiaBound 07-24-2011 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by JKD (Post 3479735)
Why are people recommending "plasti dip" when proper surface prep, primer, and paint is the traditional solution that works fine?

Those methods don't achieve horsepower gains.

1Bigbird 07-24-2011 02:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Vacountryboy-IXI (Post 3479740)
Those methods don't achieve horsepower gains.

:rotfl:

jdmdcfan 07-24-2011 03:31 AM

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Originally Posted by JKD (Post 3479735)
Why are people recommending "plasti dip" when proper surface prep, primer, and paint is the traditional solution that works fine?

We are all sheep on TW. Plasti dip is the new satoshi. :rolleyes:

supataco 07-24-2011 05:33 AM

Anyone know if other car forums are going as nuts over plasti dip as we are? Ran into a guy at home depot while buying a few cans who just so happens to own a taco too lol. Could be just coincidence since EVERYONE in Hawaii drives taco. :D

PSJ 07-24-2011 05:45 AM

Just take the wheels & tires off, get out the wire brush if needed, prep and paint. I am spraying the hub areas first with a rust converter followed by a coat of black paint. Overkill perhaps, but it should stay black fo awhile.

GatorComa 07-24-2011 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by JKD (Post 3479735)
Why are people recommending "plasti dip" when proper surface prep, primer, and paint is the traditional solution that works fine?

I don't get it either. I'm no expert but I would think paint would be better in many aspects for a permanent application. Why choose plasti dip for this when he seems willing to do it the right way?

whippersnapper02 07-24-2011 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by GatorComa (Post 3479877)
I don't get it either. I'm no expert but I would think paint would be better in many aspects for a permanent application. Why choose plasti dip for this when he seems willing to do it the right way?

We haven't figured out why people don't use real paint so we just tell them to plati-dip away.

GatorComa 07-24-2011 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 (Post 3479901)
We haven't figured out why people don't use real paint so we just tell them to plati-dip away.

Haha gotcha whatever makes them happy i guess

leveltwo 07-24-2011 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 (Post 3479901)
We haven't figured out why people don't use real paint so we just tell them to plati-dip away.

plasti-dip over paint, therefore all bases are covered. its the only way

whippersnapper02 07-24-2011 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by leveltwo (Post 3479943)
plasti-dip over paint, therefore all bases are covered. its the only way

Lol.

GatorComa 07-24-2011 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leveltwo (Post 3479943)
plasti-dip over paint, therefore all bases are covered. its the only way

:crazy:

babytruck 07-24-2011 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by supataco (Post 3479855)
Anyone know if other car forums are going as nuts over plasti dip as we are? Ran into a guy at home depot while buying a few cans who just so happens to own a taco too lol. Could be just coincidence since EVERYONE in Hawaii drives taco. :D

A lot of the higher line vehicle clubs are using it to temporarily black out their chrome emblems but that's about it. They do it for car shows and such. It comes off so easy and doesn't ruin the car like paint would.

They do the same with vinyl. Cheaper than paint but will change your car's color from blah silver to flat mandarin orange if you want to go a little crazy for the show! WOOT!


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