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NEED HELP ASAP ON PAINTING CENTER CAPS!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by trdtaco10, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    trdtaco10

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    I painted a set of FJ TRD wheels today with duplicolor satin black and they turned out great but when i tried to paint my center caps they have this hazy whitish color on some parts of them. I used one coat of adhesive promotor and then tried 3 coats of the paint and then a coat of self etching primer and 2 more coats of paint and they still turned out the same way. Can anyone help??
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    k9cop116

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    I had the same thing happen with duplicolor on my factory caps...I let them cure for a couple of days, then repainted them with rustoleum flat black....then put a couple coats of clear. Turned out great.

    I dont know why the duplicolor did that.....I painted the wheels at the same time and they turned out perfect
     
  3. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    OK. Thank goodness its not just me! lol. Did you use the duplicolor clear or another kind? and did you have to re-sand them?
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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    I used the duplicolor clear........I didnt sand..I was soooooo ready to be done with it I just said to hell with it. They had already baked in the hot Texas sun for 2 days, so I just shot the rustoleum over it.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Haha! Ok. Thanks for the help! It was driving me nuts. lol
     
  6. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Will yall post pics of the painted rims? I was thinking about doing the same thing to mine. Actually, I was just going to paint the center caps black and see how it looks with black center caps and grey/charcoal rims.

    Do you have to take the wheel off to remove the center caps?
     
  7. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    trdtaco10

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    I'm gonna post pics as soon as i get them complete and on the truck. And you do not have to take the wheel off. They just pop off.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    mrp192

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    if you can get to a sand blaster i would blast then to take off all the paint then just paint them.. thats what i did with my rims and center caps and they turned out great!
     
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