ksoul2084
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Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 10:48 am

Painting white wheel covers black

Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:51 am

I didn't care for all the white on my 2016 Soul EV so took the plunge and painted the white plastic covers a nice satin black.

This was a bit of work:

Removing each wheel (twice if you don't have 4 jacks to hold the car up).
Removing the covers (15 screws per wheel).
Cleaning them thoroughly with dish soap and some de-greaser.
Scuffing them up a bit with a brillo pad so the new paint would adhere well.
Apply 3 coats of satin black spray paint and let dry overnight.

I think they turned out fantastic and am much happier with the overall look of the car now. They really tie in with the black wrap on the roof and mirrors, and other black accents on the car. 8-)

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Wizfinger
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Re: Painting white wheel covers black

Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:23 am

Late reply but it looks great!

IanL
Posts: 186
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Location: Jersey, English Channel Islands

Re: Painting white wheel covers black

Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:16 pm

Wizfinger wrote:Late reply but it looks great!


Certainly does 8-)

Zia
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Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:21 pm

Re: Painting white wheel covers black

Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:56 am

I am thinking about this, then suddenly I saw these post... Ill do it ASAP

hyperactiveme
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Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:28 pm

Re: Painting white wheel covers black

Sun May 30, 2021 12:46 pm

Looks great, will try with plastidip

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