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Old 06/11/2017, 08:31 AM   #1
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GT center cap red paint touch-up

Any suggestions of a red paint to touch up the GT logo on the center cap? Also, what do you use to remove the center cap? I'm thinking a screwdriver will scratch the cap and/or the wheel. I see the old skol hubcap removal tools are avialable on Amazon. Thanks.
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Old 06/11/2017, 10:02 AM   #2
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First congrats on getting her home! Several layers of masking tape on a small pry bar will prevent any damage. I buy some Testers red model paint and a small brush. Brush in the red let set 5 minuets then use a rag or paper towel dampened with paint thinner to clean up the chrome edges. Another option is to buy a whole new emblem from a vendor like National Parts Depot.
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Old 06/11/2017, 10:43 AM   #3
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There is an old thread somewhere on this site that spoke to this topic....I used the info to redo my center caps. First I used paint thinner to remove old paint remnants then I applied 2 coats of nail polish.
It was a specific colour. I did it 3 yrs ago and they look as they did back then.

Perhaps someone can dig up the old thread so the nail polish colour can be shared.
I think its Ruby Red.....if memory serves.
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Old 06/11/2017, 11:45 AM   #4
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Here it is: Revlon Red 680

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Old 06/11/2017, 01:44 PM   #5
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I like the model paint, it is a bit more manly. LOL

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Old 06/12/2017, 10:23 AM   #6
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I think I still have some candy apple red from a car I used to have. I used it to do the emblems in my center caps. I'm in Seattle now, but will check on it when I get home.

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Old 06/12/2017, 10:45 AM   #7
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Red Paint

What i use is model Car paint they have almost any color you want i also have the blue and white that i use on my 66 mustang Conv works out nice Tom WI
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Old 06/12/2017, 05:55 PM   #8
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I threw that idea out there a couple of years ago. It has been since 2011 when I put the nail polish on them and they still look great. Another lady friend of mine said to also put clear nail polish over the red to make it really pop. I haven't done that yet. Like I said, a cheap fix for a daily driver.

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Old 06/12/2017, 08:16 PM   #9
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I used the Revlon Red and it worked great.


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Old 08/30/2017, 01:40 PM   #10
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I had good luck with Testors CreateFX model paint, color FX Red #79207.

The emblem on the left is the repaint, right is the original. My flash shows more difference in the colors than the naked eye sees.
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Old 08/30/2017, 03:54 PM   #11
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Shoot, I was hoping you were going to place 20 red nail polishes on the check-out counter!
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Old 08/30/2017, 04:18 PM   #12
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Maybe hit it with some ambered clear lacquer to add a bit of yellow?
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Old 09/05/2017, 09:32 AM   #13
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Shoot, I was hoping you were going to place 20 red nail polishes on the check-out counter!
I did try the nail polish first but since my wife was with me when I bought it I was able to retain my "man-card" I did browse the selection looking for the correct color all by myself tho.......

On another note, I ordered four replacement emblems from Dallas Mustang who was the only supplier I could find online. They were only able to send me two, all they had and I was told they would not be able to get anymore. ??? The two they sent me were such a deep red that they are almost purple. I set them aside as I like my originals better so if anybody is looking for replacement emblems and are unable to find any give me a PM.
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Old 09/05/2017, 10:07 AM   #14
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They look the same to me.
This may be why.
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Old 09/05/2017, 02:41 PM   #15
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