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Old 09-04-2011, 05:05 PM
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Painting wheel bolts

I want to paint the bolts that hold my wheels in place red, and I was wondering what the right process would be..

I'm pretty sure I just;

Sand

Primer

Paint

Dry

Bolt back in

Yeh?
P.S. What grit sandpaper should one use?
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:38 PM
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Re: Painting wheel bolts

All you need are 1/2x20

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Lug-N...item5ae2465c78
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:03 PM
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Re: Painting wheel bolts

Hmm, thanks will look into it!
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:27 AM
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Re: Painting wheel bolts

You can also buy colored lug nuts at any Advance Auto or Autozone.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:22 PM
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You can also buy colored lug nuts at any Advance Auto or Autozone.
Just checked online, and they don't have any near me, is painting them a bad idea?
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:29 PM
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Just checked online, and they don't have any near me, is painting them a bad idea?
Yea cuz whenever you torque them back on you'll more than likely scuff off the paint. I bought some mcgard spline drive lugnuts that came in red. Lil pricey as far as lugnuts go tho.
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Re: Painting wheel bolts

Yeah, I think the lug wrench and sockets will scrape and chip paint. I'd save a few bucks and buy anodized ones. Or maybe try plasti-dip. Everyone seems to have great luck with that stuff being super durable.
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Yeah, I think the lug wrench and sockets will scrape and chip paint. I'd save a few bucks and buy anodized ones. Or maybe try plasti-dip. Everyone seems to have great luck with that stuff being super durable.
I would, but it only comes in black.. But I might just order some!
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I would, but it only comes in black.. But I might just order some!
I havnt used it personally, but I hear the plasti dip comes in a few different colors. Red being one of them. You might check lowes or home depot and see what they have in stock.
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Re: Painting wheel bolts

As far as I kno, home depot and lowes only sell black plasti-dip, so ull have to order the red one. Try ebay
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Re: Painting wheel bolts

Ahh, I'll keep you guys posted on whatever it is I do to them(probably plasti-dip)

Checked all my local auto stores, they have blue and black.. just no red :-P
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