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Matching silver paint for wheels

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TRDHead, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Aug 12, 2008 at 5:24 AM
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    TRDHead

    TRDHead [OP] Active Member

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    I have the same problem everyone else does about the plastic center caps paint chipping and peeling. I am going to lightly media blast the remaining paint off of them and prep with Bulldog adhesive promoter and looking for a factory silver to paint them with. Anyone done this and if so where did you get the spray paint? I am not having any luck so far.

    Bill
     
  2. Aug 16, 2008 at 6:34 AM
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    mooch91

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    The Duplicolor wheel silver worked well for me. I no longer have the dark gray detail on the Toyota emblem, but I don't find that the match with the wheel otherwise was all that bad. I can try to take some pictures to post.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2008 at 2:54 PM
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    TRDHead

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    Thanks. I will check it out.

    Bill
     
  4. Aug 18, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    TRDHead

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    I went to AutoZone and got a can of the duplicolor steel wheel finish and it was an almost perfect match.

    thanks.

    Bill
     
  5. Aug 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    mooch91

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    Great! I can't remember if mine was the "steel" finish or a "silver" (or if they are one and the same), but mine was a fairly good match too. Maybe a little more metal flake than the old caps or the wheels themselves, but I find it looks 100x better than the bone plastic that was showing through underneath.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    nicklauso12

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    anyone have any pics
     
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