DIY: Painted hubcaps! - Scion xB Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 01-17-2016, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Bluebasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bluebasher is on a distinguished road
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Lightbulb DIY: Painted hubcaps!

So, after much thought, and the knowladge that being able to buy a quality set of alloy rims was much further down the road, I decided to go ahead and rattle can my hub caps.

Here's my progress thus far, and I will update with more progress and results!



We start this project with some Krylon Super Maxx spraypaint, 0000 grade steel wool, and 3 of my 4 hubcaps. (Didn't take this picture till I had started on the first one.)


All of the hubcaps had these plastic nuts on them, that I wanted to preserve, so I tried removing them by hand, to no avail. However, I was able to fit a 13/16'th bit on them, give them a bit of a twist, and away they came.


Here we have the caps in their glory before I took the steel wool to them.


After a couple hours of toil and labor, I roughed all the surfaces of the caps up and gave all them a nice watering and let them dry overnight.


Here's the up close of one of the hubcaps, mid-drying.


Until next time mates, I hope to be able to take paint to these bad boys soon. We'll see how long they take to dry.

Release Series 2.0 #158

"Bad or missing keyboard. Press F1 to continue"

"Are you sure it's not a PEBKAC or an IT-10-T error?"
Bluebasher is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 06-01-2017, 12:10 AM
JMow
 
JMow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
JMow is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: DIY: Painted hubcaps!

Great tips! I just bought a new set of hubcaps (chrome, so not really paintable) since I feel the same about buying nice rims as you but I could see this coming in handy with the stock set of hubcaps (A nice matte white would look nice!). Hubcaps just don't seem to get enough love these days
JMow is offline  
Closed Thread

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome