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Old 04-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Rusty center caps

I replaced the original chrome center caps last year and guess what? The new ones are already more rusted than the originals (which I still have).

Anyone got any ideas for removing the rust without pulling the wheels again?
Any ideas how to keep the rust off?

Any inexpensive sources to re-chrome my originals? (local Guy wanted $125/ea!!!)

Thanx, Bill
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hi Bill, Get some very-very fine steel wool and chrome polish. Use the steel wool to apply the chrome polish and buff-off with a soft cloth. The steel wool will remove the rust and the chrome polish will leave a nice shine. Sadly it's temporary. They will rust after awhile depending on how much moisture is around.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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Hi Bill, Get some very-very fine steel wool and chrome polish. Use the steel wool to apply the chrome polish and buff-off with a soft cloth. The steel wool will remove the rust and the chrome polish will leave a nice shine. Sadly it's temporary. They will rust after awhile depending on how much moisture is around.

Yeah, that's what I have been doing, hoping to find something more…robust?
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Have you considered stainless steel replacements? Here is one source: 5.15" Diameter (Close-ended) Stainless Steel RV And Truck Wheel Center Cap : JC Whitney: Auto Parts & Accessories
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Thanx V! Just what I need...looks just like the originals not like the cheap ones I have on there now...

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Hi Bill,

I stumbled across these today 4in Stainless Steel Hub Dust Cover 400844 [400844] - $9.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart. Looks like just what you need.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #7
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Hi Bill,

I stumbled across these today 4in Stainless Steel Hub Dust Cover 400844 [400844] - $9.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart. Looks like just what you need.
Thanx again Vaughan, I will measure mine and see which omes fit...

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