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Yeah, seriously. Think of all the chrome bezels that have lost their chrome that you could redo for pennies...
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Yeah, seriously. Think of all the chrome bezels that have lost their chrome that you could redo for pennies...
Except for the 1943 Penny.
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So I started sanding my wheels and removing the paint of my hubcaps. And to much my surprise the hubcap had a different layer of paint underneath. Someone before me had painted the hubcaps but didn't do an awesome job masking it since I could see irregular lines when I got a closer look. The paint stripper works quite good and is way better than sanding . I'm goona try to find something to remove the rust of my wheels before painting them, cuz they are really rusty as you can see there.
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So you are not going to keep the hub caps on?

All that work on the steel rims, only the lips will show as those hub caps cover the rims almost entirely. You can custom paint the hub caps and still have some semblance of vintage originality as well. Hub caps can be polished up nicely on a buffing wheel. After all, there is that lovely silver star logo!
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I don't have all the hubcaps for the four wheels ... I have no idea where my uncle lost them or if he ever even got the complete set when he bought the car. So I will paint the hubcaps for the front wheels and leave the rear wheels without them until I can get some hubcaps here. I will paint all four wheels for rotation and also for rust protection, cuz as you can see they are very rusty.
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Finished taking the paint off the hubcap and I polish it a bit. It looks quite good just like that. I'm thinking I might stick with the chrome polished look but the issue is that the borders are all scratched. How can I remove those scratches?? also there are some really tiny spots where it looks like it is rusting. Can I remove that too? If not then maybe I will paint the outer part copper and leave the central piece chrome.
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I painted a wheel to see how it's gonna look and the effort was well worth it. The paint is rustoleum aged copper with a coat of clear coat on top and it looks awesome! It was a pain to get the rust off but the reward is that beautiful wheel .
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