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      Painting rear drum covers

      The drum covers on my rear tires are kinda of rusty and i dont like rust.. has anyone painted their drum covers with a high temp paint? I really wanna do mine black, my car is red so i think red covers would be too much.. how would i go about this? Thanks



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      First prep the surface by using a wire brush to remove all the rust. Wipe remaining dust off with paint thinner on a rag. Then brush on a coat of Rustoleum brown primer. After that dries, paint it with whatever color of Rustoleum paint you choose. Hi temp paint isn't necessary because the part doesn't get extremely hot.

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      I just did my covers. I took my orbital sander and sanded the outside smooth
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      I primed and painted as normal. I used black dimpled gloss paint:
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      That is awesome!! was it hard to take the drums off? i was thinking about hand sanding them while still on the car and the priming and painting what i can see.. i would be nervous to take the off and bend something or break something in the process, thanks for the write up! Means a lot!

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      Quote Originally Posted by sbelcher View Post
      That is awesome!! was it hard to take the drums off? i was thinking about hand sanding them while still on the car and the priming and painting what i can see.. i would be nervous to take the off and bend something or break something in the process, thanks for the write up! Means a lot!
      Was it hard to talk off? Heh, only if you are dumb like me: Removing Rear Drum 2006 Aveo
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      I am really dumb, that was kinda hard to follow.. so just to remove the drum its just 2 screws? or the 2 screws and the big bolt behind the hub??? sorry dont know much about breaks.. LOL

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      Quote Originally Posted by sbelcher View Post
      I am really dumb, that was kinda hard to follow.. so just to remove the drum its just 2 screws? or the 2 screws and the big bolt behind the hub??? sorry dont know much about breaks.. LOL
      Your not dumb. If you got the two screws, easy just remove them and it pops off. If you don't you're on your own. Different years had different assemblies.

      Just try and it and you will see.
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      Just 2 screws.
      Last edited by milesvinson; 03-23-2014 at 06:07 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by xintersecty View Post
      I just did my covers. I took my orbital sander and sanded the outside smooth
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      Here is detail of the sanding:
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      I primed and painted as normal. I used black dimpled gloss paint:
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      Those look awesome! You did a good job!

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      Quote Originally Posted by milesvinson View Post
      Those look awesome! You did a good job!
      Compliments are always welcome. Thank you!




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