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Old 05-07-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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refinishing colored center caps

I plan a painting my rims this weekend (ala Djlomas) and while planning my attack I noticed my center caps were in pretty bad shape and I was wondering if they can be refinished. They look pretty faded, like the sun has clouded the laquer finish. Attached are a few pics of the caps. And yes, I know I need to clean the brake dust, hence the wheels being painted black.

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black wheels? booo
hehehe
flat black or glossy?
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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Blue Magic?

You might try a little Blue Magic metal polish on them after you get a payloader in there to remove the brake dust. One of the most annoying things on my '02 Boxcar is the brake dust! It seems you cannot do a few hard stops without the silver wheels taking on a tan cast from the dust build up. BTW the Blue Magic really makes the hood crest shine.

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glossy black. Do you think I need to put clearcoat on over the enamel, or the is the paint enough by itself?
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One of the most annoying things on my '02 Boxcar is the brake dust! It seems you cannot do a few hard stops without the silver wheels taking on a tan cast from the dust build up.
havent washed my wheels in days now, and they look like i just painted them.
although when you touch them you can see how much cleaner they are underneath all that brakedust, but step back and they look fantastic
i locve black wheels
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You might try a little Blue Magic metal polish on them after you get a payloader in there to remove the brake dust. One of the most annoying things on my '02 Boxcar is the brake dust! It seems you cannot do a few hard stops without the silver wheels taking on a tan cast from the dust build up. BTW the Blue Magic really makes the hood crest shine.

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I don't know what kind of pads are on my newly aquired 02S, but I'm a meticulous car cleaner and this thing needs the wheels cleaned every 3-4 days of driving! It's crazy.
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this thing needs the wheels cleaned every 3-4 days of driving! It's crazy.
I had the same problem, which isn't fun when I have my SC IIs on. But last summer I changed to Ferodo pads and I can go weeks without dusty wheels.

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