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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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