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Old 04-03-2011, 05:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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...anybody remember the oriental bad-guy called 'Odd-Job' in the James Bond movie Gold Finger who throws his metal-rimmed bowler hat as a ninja-frizbee thingee?

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Old 04-03-2011, 05:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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...anybody remember the oriental bad-guy called 'Odd-Job' in the James Bond movie Gold Finger who throws his metal-rimmed bowler hat as a ninja-frizbee thingee?
Oh yeah, I remember that guy (talk about a chop-top!).

I agree that we should do the best fastening job we can. On the other hand, hubcaps have always been falling off wheels.


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for the sake of safety i would deal with some round headed fasteners protruding slightly from the disk

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I understand the concern of them falling off. They of course will be tested on a desolate country road before put into full time use. I don't want to cause damage to anyone else's property of any kind. Considering the condition of Wisconsin roads right after winter, if they hold on now I'm pretty sure they'll hold for forever.
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Hi All,

Cannot understand the resistance to just using 10 mil thick (.010") aluminum flashing and wrapping around the trim ring - like I did. Sure, it needs some work for the Gen III installation, but for Gen II these things look like pie plates, are lite weight, can take a hit from road debri (kinda like a drum top reaction to the impact), are cheap and have proven themselves that they wont come off. I had mine on my car from Dec '07 to the totalling September '10. No problem, other than I did not paint them and they have some corrosion (easily 600 grit wet sanded off and painted over).

In fact, I have 4 for sale off my 2006 (the one that was totalled) if anybody is interested?
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Aluminum Moon Wheels ?

Why, with all the after market wheel builders, can't one of them be convinced to produce a line of light weight, aerodynamic, aluminum, moon type wheels.
I wonder just how many sets would be snapped up in the first month. Does any one know any body in that business to posit the idea? Should we all start doing e-mails. I wrote HRE in California ( who claim to be a custom wheel builder) and got no response.
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I know this is old.But...

Couldn't you just use construction adhesive around the entire perimeter?
Or use epoxy resin? Obviously you would scuff the bejeezus out of both surfaces using the roughest sandpaper available

I suggest:
cut out the center of the hubcap,
scuff both surfaces really really well and drill several holes in the cap to let the adhesive ooze through.
then lay a thick bead of construction adhesive (press together remove for two minutes and then replace)
Let it dry really well. Apply another bead of adhesive

Has anyone tried this?

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