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Prep of plastic center caps for paint; what kind of paint?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Keats, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:45 PM
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    Keats

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    I just picked up my TRD Off-Road alloy wheels the other day after having them powdercoated. I now want to paint the center caps to match. The plastic surface of the center caps is very sheen and I want whatever paint I use to adhere properly. I know Krylon makes a paint specifically for use with plastics. I hoping to find out from someone here the best way to prep and type of paint to use. I was thinking of sandblasting the caps with a light media to "rough" them up prior to paint, or maybe just some scotchbrite or light sandpaper. I'd appreciate any helpful info. Thanks, Tom
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 12:40 AM
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    I wet sanded them first, then put rustoleum primer, then rustoleum black wheel paint.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    I didn't even sand mine....Just cleaned them real good with soap and water, then alcohol...Sprayed primer and then paint.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    i'm not sure if my way is safe...but my center caps of my stockers would bubble up when i painted them with krylon fusion. i held a blow dryer on low and from a distance sprayed the caps with krylon fusion and had the blow dryer on low as i was spraying. it seemed as if it dried the paint instantly.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    what are the advantages of wet sanding versus dry sanding for painting in this application? is it a dust issue? less dust when wet sanding.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    Well honestly I just did it because thats what my other friends did when they did theirs. Mine are perfect imo. And i used a $2 tack cloth and wiped everything down before the primer.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    i'm sure if you wipe them down with alcohol after the sanding you will be fine
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  8. Aug 12, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    I wet sanded mine also, used dupli-color primer and wheel paint. I think they came out really well and I haven't had any problems since I painted them.
     
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