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Scrub a dub dub... first past at cleaning... before/after

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I got the stickers off and first pass with some very fine steel wool and a lot of elbow grease.

I will do some more cleaning tonight... they cleaned up better than I expected with those stickers on them.

cb
 

DeLuke

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Sanded the backs of these chrome bumpers and experimented with 2 types of aluminum paint. The left is flat (more gray and still has tape on the edges) and the right is more metallic. Not perfect but they are just the backs so won’t show much and are way better than they were. 83B26ACF-5F28-4804-B847-3F5C2F43FCAB.jpeg
 

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Polishing time... I got 15 wheels... will create 2 nice sets and the other set I will sell off unstripped/polished as it will take a little doing.

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Got to polish up a few more things as well, but all in all, things are going good.

cb
 

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Polishing time... I got 15 wheels... will create 2 nice sets and the other set I will sell off unstripped/polished as it will take a little doing.

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Got to polish up a few more things as well, but all in all, things are going good.

cb
Good a place as any to ask I guess, but does anyone have any good ideas on how to get a broken bolt out of one of these caps?
 

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I’ve got all different lengths broken. I was going to try everything from penetrating oil and vice grips to carefully drilling them out. Have tried anything yet.
 

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Interesting solution. I've heard of people drilling them out but not cutting a slot for a flat head screwdriver.
 

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I have had success with using a left hand drill bit run in reverse in a drill. Screws or bolts will sometimes walk themselves right out.
 

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This is what I have done... if you have a few threads above and not sheared off flat.

Get a pair of long nose vice grips and grip on pretty hard, not crazy hard.
Heat the vice grip up above the snapped off bolt, but not on the center cap itself.
The heat will transfer into the broken bolt... some spray could help as well, but work it back and forth slowly... will pop out eventually.

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Cut off wheel... takes a while and makes a mess, but there was no saving these unfortunately.
New England center caps take a beating and for whatever reason, the fronts tend to survive better that the rears.
The fronts I can't do much with except throw them away when they are cracked/broken, but a little birdie told me something about the rears and I will attempt to make something.

cb
 
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