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Unread 05-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Repainting rear OEM wheel center cap centers

Got some OEM wagons with OEM center caps. Want to paint the black around the "Jeep" logo. Anyone done this and if so, how did you do it. Brush is going to look, well, brushed.

Spray painting looked great till I tried to clean off the "Jeep" logo before the paint dried and ended up removing half the paint from where it's supposed to be.

Also, any paint adhesion problems with paint on these chrome caps? I know they're some kind of potmetal, but still, it's chrome.......

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Unread 05-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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I used a can of enamel paint from Walmart and a small brush to "puddle" the paint on these centercaps for my J-10. It dried very smooth with no brush marks.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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I repainted a pair of chrome Laredo caps, and I tried a few different things but what wound up working best was to just mask off around the outside of the painted area to prevent overspray, then paint the whole face.
Once the paint had dried a little, and I mean just a couple of minutes, I used a lint-free rag (an old cotton oxford-cloth dress shirt) dampened with acetone and stretched tight across my finger so it didn't remove anything other than what I wanted to remove. Letting it dry just a bit reduced the tendency to smear, but it still came off easily.
That took off the paint on the raised areas, then I used a q-tip dipped in a little acetone to get the small spots.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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I used a can of enamel paint from Walmart and a small brush to "puddle" the paint on these centercaps for my J-10. It dried very smooth with no brush marks.
Aww, I have 3 of those center caps and had no idea what they were for.
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Unread 05-25-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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I would clean it really well, tape off the outside and coat the jeep letters with Chapstick. After you paint it and it drys take a cloth and wipe away the Chapstick. Works like a charm.

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Unread 05-26-2013, 03:35 AM   #6
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I would clean it really well, tape off the outside and coat the jeep letters with Chapstick. After you paint it and it drys take a cloth and wipe away the Chapstick. Works like a charm.

Chris
I can see that working out very well.
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Unread 03-30-2014, 08:56 AM   #7
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This is why this site is great. Chapstick worked like a charm on my hubs and I didn't have a huge mess. Never would have thought of it if I hadn't done a search on painting the hubs.

I actually appear to know what I'm doing.

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