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Old 10th May 2011, 13:36   #31
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Hubs are what the wheels fit onto. What ryan has painted are the wheel caps.
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Old 10th May 2011, 23:18   #32
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Recommend not to paint the OHC Hubs, the paint chips off & after every wash the color fades, waste of time.


Paint in any hardware store,175 - 300 a bottle
Color - Silver

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Well thank you for the advice but as of now have bought new tyres, and just to compliment them,i'd try the DIY paint job in a week. will put out the results when done.
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Hey guys. Jump starting the stagnant thread as i'm getting a new Honda Brio and i really want to stylize my wheel caps. Silver on silver rims looks boring! I really wanted to paint caps black with gold outlines. Have a pretty clear image in my head of what I want. Really need advice.

My heart want to DIY but brain tells me "You are sh*t at shuff like this!" Don't want to spoil my wheel caps. Does anyone know where I can get something like this done professionally?
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Old 27th December 2012, 20:12   #34
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This is what I have in mind. I know this is a pathetic self done job on "paint", but its the only way i could represent it!

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What do you guys think? Where in Pune can I get it done for a value for money price?

Thanks.
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Reviving this thread again.

My ritz had wheel caps which were scratched everywhere. I was about to throw them away when the painting idea struck me. Spent Rs 80 on a can of black spray paint and the result is this.

Painting wheel hubs- How do i do it?-img_20130419_181522.jpg
Painting wheel hubs- How do i do it?-img_20130419_181716.jpg

Since this is my first painting job, the finish is not that good. but with a bit of mud/dust on the caps, those imperfections are easily covered. It needs a detailed inspection to see those issues.

Painting wheel hubs- How do i do it?-img_20130419_181627.jpg

Let me know what do you think.
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My ritz had wheel caps which were scratched everywhere. I was about to throw them away when the painting idea struck me. Spent Rs 80 on a can of black spray paint and the result is this.
Hello Arjithin, been a long time since you posted this! I am also thinking of painting the wheelcaps of my car. I am looking to give each wheelcap 2-3 coats of primer and then 2-3 coats of black paint. Could you let me know how many cans of spray paint would be required to paint all 4 caps? Thanks!
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I used just one bottle only for all 4 caps as it was an experiment. But after using the painted caps for some time realised that whatever finish we give to the cap will be gone once it is dirty or scratched.

So my Ertiga and Nano too had a one bottle paint job, with every six month touch up to fix scratches.
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