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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 07, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question Anyone ever repaint rally wheel caps?

Have any of you repainted the black fins and lettering on a set of rally wheel derby caps?

Just wondering how big of a job it is to mask all that off and paint.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 07, 04:44 PM
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Re: Anyone ever repaint rally wheel caps?

I did it. I just sprayed them with krylon 1613 semi flat, and before the paint dried I took a cloth dipped in paint thinner and carefully ran it down the length of each chrome rib. The paint won't stick to the chrome. Took all of about 5 minutes and turned out well. I didn't do the lettering, but If I did I would probably spray some paint in the cap that came off of the can, and do each letter individually using the end of of a paper match (not the end that burns!) as a brush. Then just wipe of the excess.


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Re: Anyone ever repaint rally wheel caps?

Thanks. I'm looking to buy a set of caps and see alot of them that need painted so I was wondering how tough it will be.
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Re: Anyone ever repaint rally wheel caps?

Right, but a lot of the used caps that need the black repainted have additional issues with the CHROME, which is not as easily fixed. Charlie 69 RS
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Re: Anyone ever repaint rally wheel caps?

Are you talking about pitting, rust etc?
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I did it. I just sprayed them with krylon 1613 semi flat, and before the paint dried I took a cloth dipped in paint thinner and carefully ran it down the length of each chrome rib. The paint won't stick to the chrome. Took all of about 5 minutes and turned out well. I didn't do the lettering, but If I did I would probably spray some paint in the cap that came off of the can, and do each letter individually using the end of of a paper match (not the end that burns!) as a brush. Then just wipe of the excess.
Al, is that how you did the headlamp bezels I bought?

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Re: Anyone ever repaint rally wheel caps?

Nope - Those were done with 33 coats of hand rubbed lacquer.


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Re: Anyone ever repaint rally wheel caps?

ck_2, yes, I was referring to chrome that has pitting and in some cases, is dented & chipped. Usually, when the black paint within the protection of the fins needs repainting, you will find that the chrome needs attention as well. If you are powder coating your wheels, then I would recommend getting a new set of caps ($269 plus shipping on eBay) unless it is a concourse restoration you are after. If you are just going for a driver, then repainting the black within the fins is good, but you may find that the chrome just doesn't measure up. Charlie 69 RS
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