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Painting Plastic Wheel Caps

Hey Guys hows it going. I just recently purchased some 22" alcoa wheels and I had them powdercoated satin black. Now my problem is I want to run black center caps aswell but the caps are made of plastic so they can't be powdercoated. However I was curious if it would be possible to get a really good quality paint sprayed over them? My fear is that in 6 months they'll be all pitted and look horrible, is it possible to really prep the plastic and get a good bite?

I'm looking for the same cap as the ones show here.


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I would look into the Plasti Dip everyone seems to be using around here..... i think that will be your best option.

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Plasti dip is good, but it won't give you the finish you really want. If you are ok with messing up the plastic then just get some Krylon or other good spray paint made for plastic. Sand the plastic to rough it up and then spray away. Its made to adhere to plastic so there shouldn't be a problem. Just keep in mind that you will have to spray them again at some point. Its the nature of spray paint.
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Well I was gonna take them some where and have them professionally painted to insure the prep side was done properly and they matched my current wheel color.

I would think there is something out there that would take the chrome coating off the plastic?

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Ask the place you take them too. I'm sure, being professional, they would now about the latest techniques in painting things.


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