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Can I paint this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by supataco, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    supataco

    supataco [OP] Shaq-enzy Falls

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    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.


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    (Not my truck, just using this as an example)
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Yes, you can't paint the wheels... Painting your wheels won't damage them... Haha
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    supataco

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    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.
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Go for it dude. Plasti dip ftw.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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    Hes talking about his axle part not the rim. Yeah its all good bearings are covered. Not a bad idea
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Sweet. Thanks man. I'll post pics later for anyone that's curious.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    Alright cool I'd plasti dip it though so you can pull it off when you wanna clean your bearings and suchhh
     
  8. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:35 AM
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    Why are people recommending "plasti dip" when proper surface prep, primer, and paint is the traditional solution that works fine?
     
  9. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:37 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Those methods don't achieve horsepower gains.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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  11. Jul 24, 2011 at 3:31 AM
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    We are all sheep on TW. Plasti dip is the new satoshi. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:33 AM
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    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
     
  13. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    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.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    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?
     
  15. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    We haven't figured out why people don't use real paint so we just tell them to plati-dip away.
     
  16. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:21 AM
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    Haha gotcha whatever makes them happy i guess
     
  17. Jul 24, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    plasti-dip over paint, therefore all bases are covered. its the only way
     
  18. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    Lol.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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  20. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    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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