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Old 06-04-2007, 12:42 PM   #1
Allen K. Littlefield
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Question Painting the brake "hats"?

The influence of this group is starting to show. I am in the process of cleaning the back side of my wheels which after 35k of baked on brake dust is quite a process and time consuming (one more wheel to go!). While I have the wheels off I started cleaning the hats (anal for sure) and after much rubbing with rag & wheel cleaner, steel wool, I find that a gray paint underneath all that grime. If I sand this off the hat would be nice and shiny but would probably rust like mad. Someone here awhile back had some pics of painting their hats. I wonder if they would post again what kind of paint they used and what level of metal prep they used? The clean inside wheels and hats really make a difference in the look of the wheel as a whole. Do I go too far?

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