94 Cam, scuffed wheel covers

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Old 22 Apr 2006, 12:18 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 94 Cam, scuffed wheel covers

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Anyone know of a =durable= 'Brand' of spray paint for these plastic
'covers' ??

Hopefully, a 'silver' color .

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Old 23 Apr 2006, 02:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Rustoleum makes a nice silver or aluminum paint.
It's designed for metal, but works just fine on plastic also.
Be sure to stir those reflective type paints thoroughly (or shake up a
spray can well) before application to mix the reflective metallic
particles.

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Daniel wrote:

> Rustoleum makes a nice silver or aluminum paint.


Rustoleum it 'is' ... silver, gray primer 'under'.


> It's designed for metal, but works just fine on plastic also.


?Supposedly' the covers are 'ABS', supposedly an easy 'paint' material .

Found a 'ref', on ABS painting, that suggested a good 'wash' with
detergent , removes any 'surfacing' mold_release agents.

Good thing the decorative acorn 'nuts' are removable ...

Funny,
little useful detail mention of the 'cover'
in either Owner's/OEM Shop manual ...


> Be sure to stir those reflective type paints thoroughly (or shake up a
> spray can well) before application to mix the reflective metallic
> particles.


Yes.
a spray can 'job', a quiet day, on the 'flat'.

The covers came off, changing winter 'studs' to summer tires ,
and,
of course , of course ... filled with =new=, 'summer' air .

Thanks for your advisory,
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 10:47 pm   #4 (permalink)
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The back of the can should have preparation instructions. Would imagine
rubbing alcohol would be a good general preparation to remove any
residual grease or dirt.

Probably not my business, but did you know if you line up the center of
the hood with the upper edge of the curb your tires will wind up in
just the right place?

If you live in a crowded area with lots of parallel parking this may
not apply.

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Daniel wrote:

> The back of the can should have preparation instructions. Would imagine
> rubbing alcohol would be a good general preparation to remove any
> residual grease or dirt.


Maybe alcohol Plus detergent ...
my earlier 'ref' suggested that the embedded ABS, mold-release agents
continue to 'emit' for a while.


> Probably not my business, but did you know if you line up the center of
> the hood with the upper edge of the curb your tires will wind up in
> just the right place?


Not at 'all'.

:-)
The 'prev' owner scuffed 'em up for me.
A "14th_century" B&R musician , he bought the Toy hybid to replace the
Cam.

Was in the process of changing from studded 'winter' to quiet 'summer',
thot I'd refresh the covers too.

> If you live in a crowded area with lots of parallel parking this may
> not apply.


:-)
We have a few real curb stones , downtown ,
and a real Stop sign.
Normally, our nite sky is dark, except for the stars.

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