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Hey everyone I just bought a set of steelies for the winter time and don't like many hub caps they look tacky. However I want to protect my hubs from the horrible salt and who knows what else the state put on these CNY roads. Any suggestions on where to get something. I see police cars with the chrome center caps and wonder if they were vehicle specific. Thanks in advance

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I would suggest giving them a good scuffing or sanding, then hit em nice and well with primer sealer. Once dry apply a nice black or any other color if you want. You can then apply a clear coat to give it some shine. That's what I did. You could also do that sealer primer with a coat of enamel paint.

I also painted the center of the hubs and axle nut ends black so it all looked nice, then I would suggest getting closed end lug nuts, make sure they are tapered to still seat with the rim and be secure, but use closed end nuts so water can't get in and rust the lugs to the studs, anti-seize works too. Also the closed end lugs look nicer.
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Thanks for the idea. I found a set of closed black lug nuts so that I won't have to paint them only 26 bucks. But I think I'm definitely going to paint the hubs so it looks sleek.

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No problem! I run painted steelies and have pics in my thread in the Member's Rides area.
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I agree with cruisin. I took my steelies and sanded them down then used a coat of primer. After that I painted them black with a couple coats of black enamel paint and 2 coats of clear. Came out looking like brand new rims and get compliments on them all the time! You can also tape off your steelies and add a stripe along the edge of the rim. I have seen a few people do that as well. All personal preference!
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I agree with cruisin. I took my steelies and sanded them down then used a coat of primer. After that I painted them black with a couple coats of black enamel paint and 2 coats of clear. Came out looking like brand new rims and get compliments on them all the time! You can also tape off your steelies and add a stripe along the edge of the rim. I have seen a few people do that as well. All personal preference!
I'm rocking the stripe around the lip, but that's just vinyl pin-striping ha
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I'm rocking the stripe around the lip, but that's just vinyl pin-striping ha
haha nobody has to know... except everyone who goes on this forum lol oh well still looks pretty sweet!
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The vinyl stripe comes out way better then paint anyways, and its easy to replace if need be.
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Ok so I have decided I'm going to paint the rims to look nicer but here's my question. I have TPMS in my stock alloys. If I remove them till spring will the batteries inside die? I don't want to have to replace 4 sensors in the spring. And is there anything out there to fool the computer to think the sensors are still attached so the light won't constantly be on?

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They may or may not last its hard to say. Best idea I've seen is to get some PVC tubing and cement. Attach an air fitting from a bike tire tube and just throw the sensors in there. Pump it up to 30 psi, make sure no leaks and just pop it in the trunk by your spare.

When your done it may look like a weird pipe bomb but its effective.
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Painted the rims today. Decided to go with universal black. Turned out pretty nice. Here is one completed on left and one before on right.

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Does look a TON better with a nice shiny coat of paint.
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another option would be to plasti dip them. you could do any color combo and it wouldn't be permanent but would still help protect the wheel.
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You could also wrap them in vinyl! But that's a GREAT way to make you hate vinyl and wheels and probably say a lot of nasty words....
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You could also wrap them in vinyl! But that's a GREAT way to make you hate vinyl and wheels and probably say a lot of nasty words....
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