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I finally got around to taking off those ugly hub caps and repainting the old & crusty rims. I like the new look, what do you guys think? And I know, I know... Clean off the tire.

I did 3 coats of each: primer, color, and clear.




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Looks great! Now clean the tire well and put some sort of tire shine on them and it'll look awesome.
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i bought the police hub caps off of facebook for my 16 inch steel wheels. then quickly discovered why they wouldn't work (no predrilled holes). i was bummed lol
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i bought the police hub caps off of facebook for my 16 inch steel wheels. then quickly discovered why they wouldn't work (no predrilled holes). i was bummed lol
It seems like I read here that they can be drilled, but I don't recall any details. If someone wanted to do it himself, I don't know how to go about getting the holes aligned perfectly - no one wants a wobbly hub cap

I'd hate to pay a machine shop to do it, but I'd also hate having an off-center hub cap

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Nice work! It looks really good.

As for the rubber, we used to use Future Floor Wax, a water-based acrylic - just apply it and let it dry - no buffing needed. It's now sold under the Pledge brand.

Nice wheel chock, BTW

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It seems like I read here that they can be drilled, but I don't recall any details. If someone wanted to do it himself, I don't know how to go about getting the holes aligned perfectly - no one wants a wobbly hub cap

I'd hate to pay a machine shop to do it, but I'd also hate having an off-center hub cap

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i contemplated it as well but decided against having a messed up rim that the cap wasn't perfectly centered on lol
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