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Is painting the Lugnuts possible? haha. I think it would look pretty good green with my black rims. I don't take off my rims hardly ever, so i would just have to hold up putting them on and a couple times taking them off for whatever reason

would caliper paint do the trick?
what paint did you use for that?
any tricks to painting the calipers as well?
is the brake drum easily paintable? its pretty rusty and im not about to buy a new one. plus theres plastip on it..

also i plan on doing green accents ( not sure where else though yet) so paint that could work for anything would be great too.

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The lug nuts won't hold up, once you take them off the first time the paint will chip off. Anodizing should work as I assume they are aluminum.

Painting the drum is as easy as cleaning the rust off and prepping and spraying :)
 

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... whats anodizing?.. haha
 

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alright, gotcha, but how exactly can i do that to my lugnuts though?
 

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I used a good high heat engine paint. Take off the tires and hose the caliper down with carb and choke cleaner. Then get some 2 inch tape and a razor knife if you dont want to pull them. I did this on my 06 charger and they still looked good after 5 years.
 

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dumb question, what actually moves on the caliper? what do i need to watch out for to not screw up and mess with my braking?
 

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It is possible to DIY anodizing but if you don't know how you can take it to someone who does it. Google for local anodizing.
 

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dumb question, what actually moves on the caliper? what do i need to watch out for to not screw up and mess with my braking?
Fluid. Dont worry just tape everything up and paint away. The rotor will be ok if you get a little over spray on it. The first time you hit the brakes its gone.

Be sure to be safe jackstands are a must. I would cover the hood and fender tops up with a old blanket if you are one to get spray can crazy. :)

Use aluminun foil to wrap around the brake lines and cover the springs and stuff. That or get a thicker paint and brush it on. If your not into masking that may be your best bet.

you can do it. I did these in about 2 hours.
 

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It is possible to DIY anodizing but if you don't know how you can take it to someone who does it. Google for local anodizing.
definitely will, thanks.

Fluid. Dont worry just tape everything up and paint away. The rotor will be ok if you get a little over spray on it. The first time you hit the brakes its gone.

Be sure to be safe jackstands are a must. I would cover the hood and fender tops up with a old blanket if you are one to get spray can crazy. :)

Use aluminun foil to wrap around the brake lines and cover the springs and stuff. That or get a thicker paint and brush it on. If your not into masking that may be your best bet.

you can do it. I did these in about 2 hours.
jackstands are a crazy must. Haha. I didn't know about the foil either, that would work. thanks also!
 

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Would anyone know if these would fit a second gen ram? I'm not sure on sizing. Plus anything wheel related is not my forte.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/24-GREEN-50...00|Submodel:Sport&hash=item19dbb8e1c8&vxp=mtr
If your slamming your truck and putting a JDM sticker on it then they might fit. I have only ever seen those lugs on riced out cars.. I personally think they do not look good on trucks.

I am liking the whole green idea though with your Ram.. Just not those tuner lugs.
 

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any other suggestions for green accents? haha. Noticeable green. But not crazy green to overkill it.

also if im parked or something ill run my blue, red or flashing all colors LEDS, so not too much green that it makes the other colored LEDs look terrible.
 

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any other suggestions for green accents? haha. Noticeable green. But not crazy green to overkill it.

also if im parked or something ill run my blue, red or flashing all colors LEDS, so not too much green that it makes the other colored LEDs look terrible.
I would have to see a full pic of your truck to get a better idea. Maybe all the emblems could work. I am all for green lugs. Just not the tuner ones. It all depends on what you think is overkill as in the end it is your personal opinion and not anyone else's. Could always plasti-dipp the cash and door panels green :LOL:
 

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ill try to get some pics up tomorrow sometime. I feel like emblems and mirrors and stuffi ve already blacked out would be overkill. haha
 

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finally got some. I plan on new headlights sometime soon as well. So factor those in.
...yes, its dirty. I havnt cleaned it in awhile! haha









 

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Maybe you could do the mesh grill inserts green and the Ram heads.. Give a bit of green but nothing serious.. If you wanted to commit.. Could do the hood spear, emblems, brakes.. Then the possibility of handles and gas cap.. But I don't know how that would look.
 

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ive thought about the rams head, but its actually like one flat piece, not 3D like the newer ones, so unless i want a green pentagon thats out.

hood spears are a total maybe

brakes are yes

i think emblems and logos might be too much, but hey, its plasti dip. it comes off if i change my mind!
 

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ive thought about the rams head, but its actually like one flat piece, not 3D like the newer ones, so unless i want a green pentagon thats out.

hood spears are a total maybe

brakes are yes

i think emblems and logos might be too much, but hey, its plasti dip. it comes off if i change my mind!
Ya my buds dakota has the flat emblems.. You could always plasti-dipp and then cut out the pieces you want. Another thing I've noticed is that you like lighting.. You could always do an LED strip behind the grill to light up at night like I have. Here is my tutorial, very simple and easy.
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=144158
 

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Ya my buds dakota has the flat emblems.. You could always plasti-dipp and then cut out the pieces you want. Another thing I've noticed is that you like lighting.. You could always do an LED strip behind the grill to light up at night like I have. Here is my tutorial, very simple and easy.
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=144158
Ive already got a grill tube that matches whatever my underbody is. :LOL:
 
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