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Old 21st January 2010, 22:37   #1
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Default Simple DIY - Painting Alloy Wheel Cover of Verna

This is a small DIY I did last weekend with the painting expertise of my daughter. I have the Verna CRDI SX that comes with standard alloys. I'm sure most will agree that the alloys are pretty bland. Thought I will give it a small makeover with a inhouse paintjob on the wheel nut covers. Started with prying open the four covers and washing it well to remove all dust and grime. Dried it well using a hair dryer and handed it over to my daughter to paint it so that the "H" stands out. Had a used can of Asian Paints enamel and borrowed some brushes from her collection. Other items - Newspaper, wiping cloth, thinner for cleaning the brushes etc. Let the pictures do the talking now. Starting with how the wheels looked and upto how they are now with the in-between journey. Nothing great, but gives a fresh look now to the car.
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looking awesome. will plan something for wheelcap now .
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good job dinu

and i am sure your daughter most have loved to do this.
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That looks great Dinu.
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Suggestion: Spray Paint the wheels black!! It looks awesome.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...lf-thread.html
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Suggestion: Spray Paint the wheels black!! It looks awesome.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...lf-thread.html
the wheels look nice,better than stock
Cyrus,you and your fetish for black,if you had magic wand,you would have turned all rims on earth to black
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Thanks guys, glad to know it did not turn out to be worse than stock. Yeah, my daughter paints well and I had the full confidence that she would do a good job. I painted the first one and she the remaining and I should admit hers came out better
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Hey Dinu,

Great job on the alloy wheel caps. It looks great & way better than the stock. however, what paint have you used for this job as I hope you know that wheels are subjected to very high temperatures which can lead to the paint peeling off which may end up looking bad.
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Hey Dinu,

Great job on the alloy wheel caps. It looks great & way better than the stock. however, what paint have you used for this job as I hope you know that wheels are subjected to very high temperatures which can lead to the paint peeling off which may end up looking bad.
Thanks for the appreciation. I have used normal enamel paint. Yes, I had given a thought about durability but went ahead. Worst case, I'll replace the caps if it tends to peel off. But, I guess, the temp at the cap will not be very high and should be within the range the enamel paint can withstand. Anyway, lets see.
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You have a penchant for DIY's!! Looks good . You might have people asking you, is it a limited eidtion model? I mean, after all this is what manufacturers do to come up with special edition, limited edition etc
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