I had a look at the centre caps that came with the wheels and they were a bit shot, I wasn't happy with the finish at all.
I've seen some limited edition centre caps online that some JDM cars are running in yellow rather than chrome, and I thought they looked awesome. I sent WORK Wheels UK /Driftworks an email last week on the off chance they had one or two left in stock (not likely as they were launched in 2017 and were really popular) and they came back and said they didn't.
But the ones I had were so shot I thought why not... I'll paint them!
Here's the inspiration.
I tried to get as good match as possible but yellow is a hard colour to match, especially with different primer colours etc.
In the end I went for the brightest yellow I could on a white plastic primer.
Here's the products I went for!
Lightly keyed the caps up with some grey scotch brite.
Wiped them down with some panel wipe.
A couple of light coats of white primer and then hit the yellow with three good coats (15/20 minute intervals between each) and then three really good coats of lacquer using the same process.
The reason I've lacquered the yellow is that I plan on keying these up tomorrow once they've dried overnight and then hitting them with the black. I'll then get some wet n dry fine sandpaper and really gently sand the black back to yellow on the parts I want exposed. It saves on masking and messing around with bleeding edged etc. plus you can be far more accurate.
The lacquer also doubles up as an extra layer of protection against running through to the primer or the black underneath on the really fine detail of the logo.
Just in case anyone else is planning on spraying something similar!
I'll update the thread tomorrow with the results, when I've rubbed through to the black underneath and had to start again
Anyway, whilst I was waiting for some paint to dry I couldn't resists and had to see what the Cobra RSR's would look like with the OMP harnesses as I've so far resisted the urge to unpack anything properly...
I think it's going to look fantastic!
You'll notice there's a yellow highlight theme running through the entire build, which I'm really liking. I think with the black paint and the wheels it lends a really 70's look which I like a lot, exactly what I had in mind when I started the build!
Thanks for reading.