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    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.
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    Snowflake wheels look so much cooler from the back side.

    I like the card trick, going to have to steal that idea.
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    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.
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    Playing cards pt wheel.jpgAnother 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.
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    CE wheels overspray.jpgOverspray on my octas before and after
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    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.
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    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?
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    Quote 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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