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Your opinion on painting hub caps?

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So I plan on painting some old stock 4x4 rims(15x7) semi-gloss black with a gloss clear or metallic clear coat.

Now for the center cap, see below.(recently washed)

Should I also paint these to match or would you leave them?
They looked okay on the other stock black rims(15x6) I have but those were faded and not in the best condition so it matched. I looked a bit closer at the inserts and I think they look fine and I will just tape them off. Side note GM wants $33.42 each for the insert.
 
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Coming from someone who has painted just about everything on her truck... DO ITTT.

Plus you wouldn't want shiny like new rims and faded center caps.
 
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Clear em. This is what I use for small jobs.

2K clear coat: Spraymax
 
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Originally Posted by 10-78 edac View Post
Clear em. This is what I use for small jobs.

2K clear coat: Spraymax
Thanks for the link I will look into it, and see if its sold locally.

I will actually be using a paint gun as the paint is cheaper and should be faster so rattle cans are out. I'm thinking on going for just a gloss clear coat as the metallic is a bit touchy to get right and keep clear so I have read.

So after 6 hours of work I have everything primed.
How they started out as



Post sand blasting



After primer


 
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