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Chrome wheel trim

PostPost by: davie489 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:52 pm

Hi
Sorry if a simple task but not long had my plus 2 and need to clean my chrome wheel trims.
How do they come off? as worried about using excessive force.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:44 pm

If they're anything like mine they are held on with "teeth" and removing them scratches the paint...

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:38 pm

I don't mean to be patronizing, but are you talking about actual wheel trims? The 'S' black steel wheels have chromed rims which are part of the actual wheels.
I'm sure you are talking about rim trims, but had to ask :oops:
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PostPost by: YellowS4DHC » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:31 am

Mine, like John's, have lots of teeth and are on very tight. I won't be taking them off until I'm ready to repaint my wheels.

If you really want to remove them, gently pry with a flat screwdriver all around the circumference a little at a time. It might take a while. You will still likely take off paint but the trim ring might survive. :)
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:18 am

Do they need to come off for tyre replacement ?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:08 am

Nope.
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PostPost by: davie489 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 am

Just wanted to get them off for chrome cleaning as few rust spots on them
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PostPost by: jimj » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:58 am

Yes, just lever them off with a screw driver, they soon just flick off without being damaged. The teeth will have marked the wheel rim but that`s what they cover.
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PostPost by: davie489 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:36 pm

Great thanks for that :D
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