Painted crappy hubcaps black :)

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by Lunercrab, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Lunercrab

    Lunercrab New Member

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    Yeah so I want to eventually get black rims but in the meantime I painted my hubs. Its not perfect but its better then it was IMO :)

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    seems a bit too glossy for my taste... i probably would've gone with a flat or satin finish... unless it just looks too shiny from the photos..
     
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    not bad. better than stock color. did yu use spray paint. as noted before habernaro and i went a sliightly different route.
     

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    Yes just spray paint I had around. I have a satin clear coat I might spray on if I don't like the gloss. I just can't stand dirty rims lol.

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    I could not help but notice the custom plates
     
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    I did the same thing and like the glossy look better than flat.
     

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    ^ looks good. Its amazing how something so simple can really change the look :).

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    I put these on the day I bought the car..... c rear tinted lights 2.jpg
     
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    Where in the heck did you get those? I have never seen anything like them. I like how they don't protrude way out like most do that is the reason you can easily spot hubcaps. From the picture they look like they are pretty flush with the tire making it look real until you see the rim under it.
     
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    I like the smoke job on the tails ... a lot.

    Did you do it or have it done? Can you tell us if they were sprayed and with what?

    Thanks.
     
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    I got the caps from my local Pep Boys and they are made by Futura and the part number on the box is KT-1003.

    The lights are smoked using the kit from Blinglights and had them installed at the same shop that did the windows.
     
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    i like the tail lights too, could you attach a picture of them lit up at night? i really want to tint mine too but i'm afraid of it being too dark
     
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    Here are some pics at night
     

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    they look really good! thanks so much for posting the pictures !!
     
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    Lol I just did the same to mine since I cant afford real rims just yet... hah

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    Yay for mods on a budget..!

    Hey sph101, how dark are your tints? I live in MD and our legal is 35, but I wonder if I can pull off 20s all around on a super white car.... I think 35s would suffice but I want 20s! What do you think?
     
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    All around ace choices. Did you paint the middle of the caps black? Found them on Amazon and the whole thing is silver, maybe flat, not black middle and chromey outside like yours.

    I also really like how much it changes the looks for the better where the OP paints his black. Such an easy and cheap improvement!
     
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    Hmm.. might have to copy you with the painted black hub on my black priusc
     
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    Hey Flipnotiq Do you have a silver priusC?
    I wanna see someone who has a silver prius and did the flat black paint on their hubcaps. I can't decide if I wanna do that or not to mine.
     
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    <--- Did mine too.
     
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    diggin the custom plates
     
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