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Old 05-18-2008, 05:33 PM   #1
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I am tired of looking at the rust-covered hubs on my '05 GXP. I was told to buy Eastwood Manifold paint, which would hold up to the heat and act as a rust inhibitor.
Has anybody done this to their car? Sould I buy the paint in a spray or brush?
It may be a silly question, but I have never done something like this before, and I want the wheels to look nice-but I do not want to damage the rotors.

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I'm also interested in a solution for this, since my hubs are also rusted up.
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I used black barbeque grill paint from Home Depot and a sponge brush to paint the hubs. I didnít prep it and did it about 18 months ago. Looked great for a long time, but about a month ago I noticed that it is starting to flake off on the rear rotors, so I guess ití* time to hit it again.
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Hi-temp header paint works great.

Hit the nasty areas with some scotchbrite, spray down with brake clean allow to dry and paint.

I like to apply one light coat allowing it to sit for about 45 mins (depending on outside temp) and then apply another complete coat.

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I agree high temp paint is the best. black barbeque grill paint maybe I will have to try that out.
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X2 to the BBQ paint. I used the spray can variety well over a year ago. Nothing was rusty, i just didnt like the red calipers and bare rotors. Thought it detracted from the looks of my chrome wheels. Pressure washed it all and hit it with the paint. A little overspray on the brake contact surface came off with the first ride.
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Moving this to Detailing and Appearance, Please keep the Northstar section for Mechanical Issues,
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I have heard alot about the BBQ paint lol. I will have to try it out.
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I really like it. It stands up to the heat, has a very flat stealth sort of finish that doesnt scream that its there. I did everything up with it. Alloy front end parts and all. I just want peoples attention on my wheels and not all that'* in there.
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i did my hubs with Caliper paint. Has worked great for over a year now, and looks as good as it did the day it was done
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