smellody wrote: ↑
July 16th 2022, 4:35pm
Nuvolari wrote: ↑
July 16th 2022, 4:03pm
The ‘other’ hub cap arrived today…
Nice. I lost a beauty ring on my Spur II several years ago. I found found a perfect set of four cheap (like $100) on the Bay. Replaced the missing one, kept a spare, and sold the other two on the Bay for $200 each.
Spur II has aluminum wheels with new hubcaps and beauty rims. The beauty rims are held to the rim with plastic "clips" with a metal clamp. I found a source for the "clips" and doubled down on them on each rims adhering each with super adhesive in addition to the clamp.
In this case the wheel cover is great - but the to-be-painted trim ring is crap. Bent, with rust.
So, Plan C includes polishing up the less-good wheel cover with a paintable trim ring, and have just ordered a NOS primed trim ring for this better-hubcap.
Once I have the less-good one polished (may do it myself) and have the two trim rings painted & striped with dual fine-lines then I’ll removed the worst-condition of the remaining 3 and set it aside as a spare.
Then the two most-recently-refurbished wheel covers will go on the same side of the car - so any mismatch in polishing against the others should go largely unnoticed.
I haven’t decided if I will use any adhesive…
A little bit certainly couldn’t hurt