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hilldude

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I replaced the one I lost with a hub cap from PPL fifty some bucks,can only see one side at a time.





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No Hubcabs
My rims were slightly rusty with nicks here and there. I lightly wire brushed them and taped the tires around the rims(neatly so as not to get any paint on the tires) then took newspaper and cut out a hole about 1/4" larger than the rim. Taped the newspaper to the existing tape around the rim. Spray painted the rims with Rust-Oleum HAMMERED Silver # 7213. Painted the rear hubs glossy black. Everyone now asks " Did you buy New Rims?"
Just a suggestion you might want to consider.

* This post was edited 09/30/12 11:09pm by Pigeon Man *

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Followed Pigeon Man's description except I painted the center hub section black. Looks good, no problem with checking air.
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tiogaearl31 wrote:

Followed Pigeon Man's description except I painted the center hub section black. Looks good, no problem with checking air.
Earl


After pulling the front caps off today and seeing that I like it better this way, and after looking at the pic I posted today, I thimnk painting the rusty hubs and lugs black would bring a good look to the rig.

It seems maybe making the wheels a bit darker helps bring the rig down closer to the ground as compared w/ the previous chrome caps. This may help do what a darker gold color 'skirt' paint on the bottom 12" panel of the my rig would do (as some trail lites have).

* This post was edited 07/14/12 02:28am by burlmart *

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Just washed them good and sprayed them black with rustoleum


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Looking at the whole rig, I was kind of thinking to wirebrush the rusty stuff and lightly rough up the rim area inside the circular ring around the outside of the 8 nuts. Put on a cardboard template with a circular hole cut out, and paint with either black, or in my case, a green-blue to match the stripes.

I have oil-based black rustoleum to brush on, but might have to find a close match rustoleum in a spray can. Or maybe just let 'em stay as is.

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I think silver or gray painted wheels along with Some of the optional factory center caps and trim rings would look nice on your rig bulmart.




http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVROLET-SILVER........_Accessories&hash=item33789b0cf3&vxp=mtr

The above link is just to show what i,m talking about.....you can find JUST the factory center caps on ebay for as low as $20 for a set of 4

* This post was edited 07/14/12 09:37am by chinook440 *

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How do centercaps mount on? I assume the rings snap in place?

I am googling for images of vehicles w/ these on. Years ago on '06, now buried in the B+ Motorhomes thread, CharlrsOK put some moon dome centercaps on his TL 251 and they looked real good.

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I replaced my lost rear wheel covers with plastic ones from Wal-Mart: $20 for a box of 4.


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