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  • Plasti dip on 20 spoke wheels

    I bought some new snow tires for my winter beater.

    I had been using some old snowflake wheels for my snow tires before, but they always seem to leak.

    I decided to use my painted 20 spokes this time, since I don't care for them anyway. I don't want to destroy them though. My brother had painted some winter wheels with plasti dip and they seem to hold up pretty well.

    I bought some grey, it was a little darker than I thought it would be though. I used the playing card trick for painting them.
    Attached Files

    Bill
    1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
    1997 White LSC 135k miles
    1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
    1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
    1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

  • #2
    Snowflake wheels look so much cooler from the back side.

    I like the card trick, going to have to steal that idea.
    Eric
    -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
    -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
    -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
    -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
    -Rebuilding the T

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    • #3
      In the past, I've used a newspaper, and just cut out the center with a utility knife. The playing cards look good too.

      In other news, I'm not so sure I've seen painted 20 spokes before. I'm not surprised they exist, but until now, I think I'd only seen the chrome variant.
      Mike Martin

      1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
      2001 Dodge Dakota

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      • #4
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ID:	473330Another trick with playing cards. Tape them together 2-3 sections. Makes it easier to move them to next wheel. 3X5 index cards work well also, and you can find them free in the office. Hay, I see a straight flush. If your painting the backs, protect the fronts from over spray, or paint the backs first.
        94 MK VIII
        95 MK VIII
        98 MK VIII CE # 87
        04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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        • #5
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ID:	473331Overspray on my octas before and after
          94 MK VIII
          95 MK VIII
          98 MK VIII CE # 87
          04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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          • #6
            Thanks.

            Good tips. I painted the backs first, but I was painting the fronts too anyway.

            You can peel the plasti dip off the cards. It takes 2 hands to peel it off first.
            Attached Files

            Bill
            1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
            1997 White LSC 135k miles
            1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
            1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
            1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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            • #7
              When I paint anything, I clear coat. I got some plastic dip,(but haven't used it yet), and I got clear plastic dip,(in case I do use it. Wheels look great. What are you doing to the center caps?
              94 MK VIII
              95 MK VIII
              98 MK VIII CE # 87
              04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lvnmarks View Post
                Snowflake wheels look so much cooler from the back side.
                Those are actually 20 spokes, not snowflakes

                they look like trees on the back side...pretty cool there Bill

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                • #9
                  I finally finished this. I didn't like the look of the dark grey wheels, so I found some light grey rustoleum rubberized paint. It's very close to the original color and looks better on a white car at least.
                  Attached Files

                  Bill
                  1994 Deep Jewel Green 183,142 miles
                  1997 White LSC 135k miles
                  1998 White Collectors Edition 175k
                  1994 Black (#2) 100k miles
                  1993 Deep Jewel Green Convertible

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                  • #10
                    Much better.
                    Eric
                    -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
                    -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
                    -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
                    -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
                    -Rebuilding the T

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                    • #11
                      Looks great
                      94 MK VIII
                      95 MK VIII
                      98 MK VIII CE # 87
                      04 Chevy PU 3500 4X4

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                      • #12
                        Go retro and paint them white

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