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painting center caps?

What would be the best way to paint my stock center caps?

How should i prep it/what paint should i use?
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i'd clean it well with mineral spirits, even brake cleaner works fine for me. Krylon Fusion for plastics is probably a good choice.
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No need to skuff em up or anything?
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I probably would sand them then clean and prime too. I used that Krylon paint on my models and it works great.
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i want to paint my chrome center caps
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Krylon Fusion.

Clean the caps, spray, done.
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i want to paint my chrome center caps
Light scuff, high build primer, enamel paint. Done.
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I used that heavy duty rustoleum paint they sell at lowes when I did mine, it's been over a year and they haven't cracked or chipped. when I used some cheapo paint I had layin around they chipped off pretty good when I dinged em with the lug wrench.

That paint is very inexpensive anyways, I think it even comes in a larger than normal spray can
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Rustoleum works on everything!
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I'd use that plastic adhesion for paint to make it stick better then paint
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Here;s what i did...


cleaned them throughly using my carwashing stuff...

let them dry

masked off the ford oval.

sprayed on duplicolor adhesion promotor(2 coats)

then sprayed on rust oleum gloss black enamel(2 coats)

i let them sit for a week since rust oleum takes effin' forever to cure.

installed them and the same night i slipped on my tire when getting into the back of my truck and ended up kicking the snot out of the newly paint caps....NO DAMAGE AT ALL!!



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