How to Paint the Lug Covers on your Phase II Wheels
- Spray Paint
- Clear Coat
- Contrasting Touch-up paint
- 80, 120, 200, and 400 grit sandpaper
How To Do It
Remove the lug nut covers from the car using the end of a lug nut wrench or with the end of a large screwdriver.
Now it's time to get rid of the clear coat that was originally on the covers. Start with the 80 grit paper to get the clear coat broken up.
When finished with the 80 grit paper, use the 120 grit paper. Work your way down to the 400 grit sandpaper. Take your time on this step. You should have no scratches in the covers when you get finished with the 400 grit sandpaper.
Tip: Sand in a straight line, do not sand in a circular pattern. It will hide other scratches.
With the covers all smooth, it's time to clean them. First clean the covers. Use some water and a little soap then dry them completely.
Break out the black (or color of your choosing) spray paint! Spray three or four light coats onto the covers. Don't use too much paint or you will get drips or ripples in the paint.
Let the paint on your lug nut covers dry completely. (2-5 hours depending on humidity and temperature.) I just let them dry overnight.
With the touch up paint coat the Chevy Bowtie emblem with the paint. Be careful and take your time. A steady hand will result in a good final product.
Now that everything is painted; make sure that the covers are dry. Then break out the clear coat and spray on three or four coats. Let dry.