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mine are covers too :(

should have noticed but didnt look that closely at them lol. my covers arent coming off easily though - would it be easier to pull the wheel off and push out from the inside?
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I like it. I am a huge fan of black rims. I have them on my ranger, and previously on my yota.

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I like it
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mine are covers too :(

should have noticed but didnt look that closely at them lol. my covers arent coming off easily though - would it be easier to pull the wheel off and push out from the inside?

No, they're kinda hard to get off, just gotta use a lil force. Get a big screw driver or a pry bar and put something soft on the end so it wont scratch anything and go around it like you would on a paint can.
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well i got mine off with force lol. there was no way they were coming off neatly, so i ended up bending the covers all to hell. good thing is you can buy replacement chrome ones pretty cheap so im not upset. they were actually glued on with some type of adhesive which i need to clean off the wheels.

i had painted the center caps black with duplicolor wheel paint, but the black wheels underneath those chrome covers arent a perfect match, so i will end up going over the wheels when it warms up with the duplicolor paint.
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Pictures?
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looks ok but im not a fan of black wheels every thing else can be black but not the wheels
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Which center caps did you end up going with?
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If you're talking to me, i used the older center caps
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Ya, I'm talkin to you. You wanna make something of it? I was just wondering.
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I wonder how it would look with a black truck?

Photoshop anyone?
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Ya, I'm talkin to you. You wanna make something of it? I was just wondering.
I wasn't sure if you meant me or the.hatter lol
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not cleaned yet, and the white/gray junk is the adhesive that i need to figure out how to remove

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Yeah, it has a plastic chrome cover that snaps on. i just pulled that off before i started. If i ever decide to change my mind i can throw those back on and you'll never know.
Ahhhhhhhhh...........

I was just going to rag on ya for painted perfectly good chrome OEM rims, but since they are the fake ones with the snap on trim, it's all good.

I have the real chrome rims on my Edge, been looking to get those grey Alcoa's. Had a few people wanting to buy my current rims too.
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are you sure the edge models got real chrome wheels?

my xlt ended up having the covers. easy way to tell is pop the center cap off and see what is underneath.
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Looks good and I was thinking doing the same, since I "downgraded" the chrome grille to an XL black grille. If I do decide to try it I'll get some decent used wheels and paint them, or have them powdercoated.
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Epic FAIL !!!

Don't know how you get these things off without destroying them. Mine looks like a wadded up ball of foil, after working on it for 1/2 hour. I stopped after working on just one because of all the glue on the wheel, don't really have the time to work on them right now. Would have been nice if the Black wheel underneath wasn't covered in glue.

Anyway, might try using an impostor skin to cover the monstrous mess until I have more time for this project...




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Mine were bent to hell when I removed them.

This project has been awful for me lol

I bought some skins off Ebay that looked like the picture you posted. They seem to be just as nice as the original covers and snap on.

I have decided to just go back to the chrome look, I had sanded 1 of the skins (in order to paint it black) but it took forever so I didn't want to do the other 3.
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Mine were bent to hell when I removed them.

This project has been awful for me lol

I bought some skins off Ebay that looked like the picture you posted. They seem to be just as nice as the original covers and snap on.

I have decided to just go back to the chrome look, I had sanded 1 of the skins (in order to paint it black) but it took forever so I didn't want to do the other 3.
I really like the look with the black wheels, so I may just order 3 more black "spare" wheels and swap out the pressure sensors from the chrome wheels to the black wheels.
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I dont like it.


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Looks like just regular hub cap clips on those skins...



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I had the same problem with the glue. Here's what I found worked best. Use a rubber mallet and a pry bar. Just keep knocking it around using it as a scraper. Then spray it down with aircraft paint remover then hose off after few minutes. I then washed it with greased lightning. Lastly used a brass wire brush on a drill to strip everything else. Did 3 wheels this way in just a few hours. Turned out great for me.
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^^^

Sounds better than my heat gun and plastic scrapper method. All I managed to do was soften the glue enough to smear it some, and got sick from the fumes. Thanks.
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wonder if they make black covers?
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