Clean up beauty rings or just replace?

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  1. OC63RAG

    OC63RAG Junior Member

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    I know I can remove them and go without but I actually like the look of them. Has anyone had any luck cleaning them up and spray painting them? I found a set on Amazon for $40 and I'm trying to decide if it's worth the time/effort to clean up the OEM's or just replace them.
     
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    You’re talking about the plastic wheel covers?

    Pic(s) to show their condition?
     
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    Yes... Pretty sure that's correct.

    I'm planning on putting them back on when I get new tires. I think if I paint everything flat black it will look good.
     
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    Correct. This is the worst one but it shows the curb rash.
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    Sand it down and used Plastic-Dip spray paint, also know as peel-able paint. It has a thickness and a texture that will fill in that damage.
     
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    Fairly inexpensive to replace them from ebay. Was under $50 shipped last I bought them.
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    I basically take them off of cars that I detail / repair when there's three or less remaining and bank 'em so then when they return for more work in the future I hook 'em up with a set of four at no charge. It's kinda like a beauty ring pyramid scheme that hasn't caught up to me yet! :)
     
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    If they’re not cracked through, they can be fixed but when one of mine broke, recently, I bought a replacement from eBay for $15 delivered
     
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