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Old 01-09-2009, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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wheel covers: corugated plastic or taped hubcaps?


my corrugated plastic wheel covers are causing problems. i took them off because the center of the wheel sticks out and the tight cable ties caused them to bend which looked weird after a while. now with slacker ties there is a gap between the covers and the wheel. this seems like bad for aero? taped budget hubcaps would be better i think?

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Old 01-09-2009, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Another option is to heat up the plastic and try to form it so it's "dished". You can shape coroplast to a certain extent if it's warmed carefully (it'll melt if you're not) with a paint stripper. Or maybe with a torch, held at a distance ?
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I will be installing my 13 inch wheels soon.
I got some 13 inch hubcaps from the boneyard and I am going to try and cover them in aluminum flashing.
I will post the process in my build thread;


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Old 02-08-2009, 03:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hi all.
any one can help me.
i find find pdf file format regarding the rear wheel cover.
and then how the drag force will reduce by the rear wheel cover.
please mail to me if anyone can help.
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I've ended up taping my wheels with Gorilla Tape so far-the '93 Festiva has Axel Caps rather than Hubcaps, so I need serious curvature! Pizza pans just won't do the trick on this one...

When I have more time(and better weather) i'll try cut-n-gluing Coraplast into a Moon Cap just deep enough to clear the axel ends...until then, taping is cheap and effective.

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