OCD Wheel Mods

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  1. WNY Cat

    WNY Cat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    After purchasing a set of black wheel nuts and seeing how that changed the look of the wheel, I wanted to complete the "blackout" look so I made the following mods.
    1.) Painted the valve stems and wheel weights with Duplicolor satin black wheel paint. You can see the wheel weights in the photo below.
    2.) Changed the valve caps to black with an SRT logo.
    3.) The last OCD mod was to rotate all of the center caps so that the SRT logo is perpendicular to the valve stem on all 4 wheels. :rolleyes:CAUTION! I did this while the wheels were off the car by pushing the center cap out by hand from the back of the wheel. I would not try prying them out from the front due to fear of scratching the wheel.


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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks good!
     
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    Someone with real OCD would have CDO.
     
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    How are you keeping your wheels clean
     
  5. WNY Cat

    WNY Cat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    The same way that you are, by NOT driving it! :( Sorry.... It's stored with 303 miles on it right now. I'll have to figure that out in May.
     
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    I like those wheels, gotta get a car first. Playing the waiting game.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I did all that too, except the center caps and I got covers, didn't want to risk the wrong lug nuts! Your Hellcat OCD is worse than mine!!! :D I even got the same stem covers. I had them before my car got here. I realize though I didn't prep the valve stems enough because the flat black Duplicolor I used has come off. I need to prep my surface better!

    Great minds think alike! :D
     
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    Did you noticed Dodge uses the cheapest stick on wheel weights of any manufacturer LOL. They look like the ones you buy in Harbor Freight!
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    It looks awesome. I did all but the valve stems. Did you just tape them off and spray them?
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Get a can of spray paint adhesion. Good stuff.
     
  11. WNY Cat

    WNY Cat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I sprayed the paint into a cup and used an artist brush to apply it. Two coats and I didn't tape them off. Tammie commented that her paint is flaking off the valve stems so I'll have to watch for that, however, she daily drives hers and mine will only be driven once in a while on sunny days so it may work for me.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I know you didn't ask me, but that's what I did. You need to prep them though. I am going to clean them and lightly sand next time. My paint came off.
     
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    I don't paint mine because I always use a pressure washer. No way any paint brushed onto aluminum or the weights would hold up over time for me using a pressure washer. I don't mind the contrast but I think what you guys have done looks nice. I just want my wheels clean... I'm OK with some contrast here and there.
     

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