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Old 06-21-2007, 06:55 PM
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Hubcap tool.. Anyone seen this??

Hello all. I was surfing the web the other day and ran into a site that sells Mercedes Benz Tools. I found this tool that could come in real handy if you're painting hubcaps. Anyone have one they want to sell??

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Old 06-21-2007, 06:57 PM
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there is actually another piece to the set that goes around the outer edge of the hub cap, i have seen tose on ebay some times and they are usually quite pricey.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:13 PM
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yep, that is a rare and spendy tool, espically for how much it would get used. Two words: Masking Tape!
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:05 PM
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That is one of those "cool to have but mostly useless" things, like the trunk triangle. It's very expensive considering you will probably only use it 4 times (1 car).

If you can get one for cheap, jump on it. But if you have to hunt it down or pay big bucks, you might as well just get some spare wheel covers that are still in good shape.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:23 PM
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You could make some cool cookies with that thing!
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Old 06-22-2007, 01:14 AM
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Geez, I've got 12 hubbies that could use painting. That sure would come in handy......
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:10 AM
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I wonder if you can just cut up a hubcap and make one? ( and how easy it would be to do so)
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I have seen the tool combination at flea markets. For the amount of hubcaps I have redone and am likely to do in the future. Thin fine line masking tape has worked well to get the initial separation. They were neither difficult of excessivly time consuming to do really.
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Hello all. I was surfing the web the other day and ran into a site that sells Mercedes Benz Tools. I found this tool that could come in real handy if you're painting hubcaps. Anyone have one they want to sell??
Sounds like you've experienced the "masking tape" technique...

That would be a nice tool to have. Heck, with Jimmy's dozen or so, my four and yours, we could share the cost of the thing.
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Anybody ever painted the hubcaps?
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:31 PM
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I used to race RC trucks, and you painted this "stuff" on the inside of the plastic truck body. It would film over completely. You then cut off one layer at a time until you had layed down all your paint colors.
For our hubbies, you could just paint it over the star and the edge, cut the edges, paint over the whole thing, then just pull off the star and around the edges, which will be non-painted. (I don't feel like I explained that well) Think of it as liquid masking tape.....

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Jimmy, I remember as a kid going to a slot car track in Bells Tx.
Under the two huge tracks there I remember seeing a big bank of car batteries to run it all.
One track (the fast one) had a steep banked turn near the front of the building.
One day I ask this guy, who had a really fast car, if I could run it around the track. "Sure but, be careful".
On the straight I pulled the trigger all the way, it seem to stick and the car went off the banked curve as if it was a ramp, right thru the glass in front of the building and out onto the sidewalk.

I was banned from re-entering.

Man, what fun. My older brother got to go and race until it closed but, I never got to after that event.

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