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Old 08-09-2010, 10:35 PM   #15
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Hi Steve,
I ordered these from HubcapMike.com. Cost is about $80 for 4, but I bought 5 to have a spare on hand. The smoothie moons don't need a ring. Its just a cap that covers about 80-90% of your wheel. I'm going to paint the outer ring on my wheels white or a robin's egg blue to give it a little color.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:10 PM   #16
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Sounds good how much of the outer ring is paintable?
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:27 PM   #17
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I'd say about 1 1/2 inches.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:40 AM   #18
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Here is a pic of my Baby moons. I will see about getting a closer pic later. I really like the way they look and have gotten several comments on them. I put them on last year and when I started cleaning her up for this season I noticed that they had started to rust and pit. I was able to clean them up with some chrome cleaner and put about 3 coats of wax on them. Since then all I have had to do is wash the dirt off. I will put a few more coats of wax on them right before I put her away for the winter and see how they servive then.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:38 AM   #19
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Wax before winter

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Here is a pic of my Baby moons. I will see about getting a closer pic later. I really like the way they look and have gotten several comments on them. I put them on last year and when I started cleaning her up for this season I noticed that they had started to rust and pit. I was able to clean them up with some chrome cleaner and put about 3 coats of wax on them. Since then all I have had to do is wash the dirt off. I will put a few more coats of wax on them right before I put her away for the winter and see how they servive then.
Good Idea, Ill wax mine too. The finish is still really super on mine, just a nice coat of road dirt. Mike, looks great, that is a super idea to paint that last inch a color, robins egg blue! Post another picture if you decided to paint that last inch of wheel!
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:27 PM   #20
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UPDATE:

Lost a baby moon somewhere Northwest of Milwaukee on the Interstate this past weekend. Ordered two more.

Guess I bent the little tabs too much on that one : (

Maybe next time I go up there Ill spot it on a fence post ; )
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Thanks for the post Jezi. These do look good, but I was confused by the post at first. We call these smoothies around here or occasionally big moons. They really do look good on the older airstreams; I'll add these to the Caravel. In my hot rod days, I had problems with tire weights keeping the full wheel covers from seating properly. Fix for that on many rims is to use glue-on mag wheel weights as they do not clasp around the rim edge. Sometimes a chuckhole impact would cause them to go bounding off into the brush; I think from flex in the rim edge on the old bias ply tires.
This vendor had very good quality from my experience with the Hot Rods, apparently they still have it.
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