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Old 06-25-2005, 11:02 PM
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Painting center caps?

I got a set of 4 center caps off of ebay ($8.99 for all of them) but they need paint... any recommendations for paint to use on them?


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Old 06-26-2005, 07:09 AM
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There are posts about this I think sombody used a Datsun silver and somebody used a GM silver.
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Old 06-26-2005, 11:44 AM
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YA someone used a datsun silver on a different year then mine and they mentioned ???burnished silver??? but no mention of brand,car company or part # for the spray paint
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:16 AM
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:56 AM
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Ha now I did I'm still not getting what car the "burnished silver" was used on thats my problem I'm going to head over to autozone to see what they have but It will be needle in a haystack looking thru all the crap they have (since its never in any order)
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:24 AM
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I filled in the Subaru lettering on mine before I painted them. I used the Bondo in a tube. I think they look great, but cannot provide any input on the color because I was trying to match a new powder coat job on my wheels instead of the factory color. Missed it slightly but I still think they look pretty good. I will post a pic when I finish setting up this new computer with all my pics.

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Old 06-27-2005, 05:25 PM
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I got a set of 4 center caps off of ebay ($8.99 for all of them) but they need paint... any recommendations for paint to use on them?
I had saved off this information that somebody had posted a while back:

Plasti-Kote Import Color paint code Datsun 5412 matches the 94 silver wheels
For the 92 "gray" wheels, the color "Burnished Silver" works well

The thing to do is to sand the old caps down to the yellow, or very close.
Then, "mist" them with XIM sealer/primer/bonder (available at most hardware stores,
Lowes or Home Depot). I say "mist," because if you put a heavy coat on them, they
immediately "blister" and the bonder gives you problems.
After you've misted them with the bonder, let them set for a day for a good "cure."
Then, paint. I used toilet paper tubes to sit the caps on for easy painting. Spray
the caps as directed. If you're adventurous, you can try painting the "Subaru" in
the middle black, by thinning some black paint, and using a very small brush or
tooth pick to apply the paint, then "tilt" the cap to allow the paint to flow into
the letters
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:38 PM
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:36 PM
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Ya I checked all that stuff I still dont know what the burnished silver is from if its a specific manufacturer's color thats my problem
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:20 PM
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Rbalach, you may want to save this link too.
DOH !! guess i should have read the previous posts.
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Old 06-27-2005, 10:55 PM
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Old 06-28-2005, 10:22 AM
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:27 PM
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1993 25th AE ~98K (02/93) #164
1993 25th AE ~58K (02/93) #176
1993 25th AE ~107K (02/93) #215
1993 25th AE ~162K (02/93) #223
1994 Laguna Blue Pearl LSi ~124K (1/94) #2408
1994 Laguna Blue Pearl LSi ~144K (10/93) #1484
1994 Laguna Blue Pearl LSi ~68K (10/93) #1525
1994 Barcelona Red LSi ~46K (02/94) #2624
1994 Pearl LSi ~41K (12/93) #1961
1995 Bordeaux Pearl LSi ~70K (02/95) #855
1996 Polo Green LSi ~95K (03/96) #872
1997 Bordeaux Pearl LSi ~55K (08/96) #097
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