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Old 10-24-2010, 05:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Mrtony5
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Smooth Wheel Covers Well kinda convex

So after a while of searching around I got me a set of 13" stock steel rims. My next step was to get some smooth wheel covers for them. Well I looked all over the internet for some cheap ones but couldn't find any so I tried some to make so cheap Aluminum pizza pans ( epic fail ) didn't work well. So I just made my own. My brother helped with the idea also.

What you need
cheap walmart 13" hubcaps (or your size) $15.99
Some old T-shirts ( I used cotton ones but any should work)
Zip ties or string
Paint brush $1
fiberglass resin $11 ( had alot left over from other projects)

All you have to do is stretch the T-shirt over the hubcap
Use the metal ring to hold it while you make it really tight with zip ties

Then mix and brush the fiberglass resin over the top of the T-shirt which will make it hard and bond it to the hubcap.

Once dried cut the t-shirt around the hubcap and paint it. I used flat black spray paint.

If you want you can also drill out a hole for the valve stem but I choose to keep it all covered and just pop the hubcap on and off to check air pressure.

So only about $20 since i already had some stuff.
Enjoy!

P.S. If you use this Please Post Pics To share also

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