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Hot Rods Painted my hubcaps...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by, May 28, 2015.

  1. Been wanting to do this to keep the red theme going...what do you guys think,should I add a thin red stripe around the edge of the wheel...or would that be too much red?
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  2. They look great, but wow that was a bunch of tape work there.
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  3. .....................I think a thin red pinstripe would look great, not on the edge of the wheel, but on the center section of the wheel midway between the edge of the cap and the weld.
  4. I'm having a remodel done on my house and there's rolls and rolls of it all over the place...if it was my dime,I would have used some paper,lol!
    Good thing is it only took about 5 minutes per cap going that route...and it was fun too!
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  5. I just did these free-hand 'cause I don't have enough patience to tape 'em. I was reasonably happy with the results. Kinda wish I had used a different brush. Merc cap.jpg
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  6. Those look great,it's really easy to do when you spray them,then you just wrap a paper towel dipped in lacquer thinner around your finger and gently wipe the paint away where you don't want it.
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  7. DERPR30
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
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    from HARVEY LA

  8. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,664


    I was expecting some kind of train wreck. Looks very nice.
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    Double pin stripe in red - 1/8 & 1/16" as they were back in the day -
  10. That looks great. I'd vote for a red pinstripe also.

    BTW. What tires are those? Looking for a new set of tires for our roadster. Thinking about radials this time........
  11. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,302

    Jalopy Joker

    kinda like the blue caps - dare to be different - Ha! look good.
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  12. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,160

    1. 1940 Ford

    Bluedice nailed it, dual stripe :)
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  13. I think it turned out GREAT!!!! Bruce.
  14. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,487

    Rusty O'Toole

    Another "yes" vote for the pinstripe.
  15. mrspeedyt
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 609


    thumbs up on a thin red pinstripe. i noted that on The light green car in my avatar a thin red pinstripe just makes the chrome pop unbelievably well.
  16. LOL! Well I hope he has enough of that tape left to lay out the pinstripes on the wheels! :rolleyes:
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  17. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Got a pic of the whole car with em on?
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  18. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Buddy Palumbo

    I've gotta admit , I expected bad things when I saw the thread title. I was pleasantly surprised. The caps look great. I like the idea of a red stripe.
  19. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
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    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Killer job but I could not muster up the patience you did!
  20. Hey thanks guys...I never thought of the dual pinstripes,anyone have any pictures?
    I haven't snapped any new pics with the red caps but here's the car...I think it'll be the perfect touch.[​IMG]
  21. Here's a close up on the tires:
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  22. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    I would put 2 pinstripes on the rim in the center of the inner hub
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    I used a BEUGLER striper on my TBucket wheels - turned out perfect - that tool is amazing.
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  24. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    Kan Kustom

    Did you prep the areas you painted in any way ?
  25. that's a nice hot rod.............w/or/w/o paint on the cap's
  26. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,385

    from Nicasio Ca

    Maybe he used a roller. Does look nice. I use the opposite method; get paint all over everything and wipe it off before it dries.
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    I'm in the double red stripe camp too but both of them 1/16, 1/8 apart. Only cuz you asked...
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  28. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,925


    Agree with this...but look awesome as they are too...
  29. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,892


    The paint on the caps looks great, did you scuff them to get the paint to stick? I've tried painting caps like this and my paint never sticks to the cap for long. I have the same caps on my roadster, haven't tried to paint the logos though.
  30. Did not scuff them but primed them first before 2 coats of red...used the porta-potty that was at my house during a recent remodel,made for a Great spray booth,lol! I don't expect to have any issues with paint sticking,I cleaned the surface real well beforehand and the trick to removal as I mentioned is to mask as tightly as possible so that you're wiping the least amount of paint off as may take a bit more time but it works better after a neat scotch or two,lol!
    I tried using a towel but there were just too many fibers hanging down,you'll get best results by wrapping a damp paper towel wrapped tightly around your finger...but you must use lacquer thinner.

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