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Old 10-27-2007, 09:50 PM
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Well, That's A Unique Wheel Treatment!

Y'all,

I've been looking for some of the aluminum steel-look wheels and hubcaps to replace the bundts on my white 300td (no, this ain't a solicitation -- I'm just tellin' a story), so when I saw a 300d in the yard today with white-painted hubcaps, I thought "Alright -- now I've got 'em!"

However, I scored only a 60% on the hubcaps, as there were only three there. Why 60% and not 75% for three out of four? Well, there are no clips on the hubcaps. What was actually on the car was bundts. Bundts and hubcaps -- huh? apparently the previous owner liked the hubcap look so much that when he/she/it came into possession of some bundts with tires, he/she/it removed the hubcap clips and zip-tied the hubcaps to the bundts! I guess one of 'em didn't hold on or fell off in the yard -- all I could find was those three.

So, I've got 3 out of 4 hubcaps with no clips (which I understand can be obtained new at the dealer). Oh well...

-Shawn
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:05 PM
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Y'all,

I've been looking for some of the aluminum steel-look wheels and hubcaps to replace the bundts on my white 300td (no, this ain't a solicitation -- I'm just tellin' a story), so when I saw a 300d in the yard today with white-painted hubcaps, I thought "Alright -- now I've got 'em!"

However, I scored only a 60% on the hubcaps, as there were only three there. Why 60% and not 75% for three out of four? Well, there are no clips on the hubcaps. What was actually on the car was bundts. Bundts and hubcaps -- huh? apparently the previous owner liked the hubcap look so much that when he/she/it came into possession of some bundts with tires, he/she/it removed the hubcap clips and zip-tied the hubcaps to the bundts! I guess one of 'em didn't hold on or fell off in the yard -- all I could find was those three.

So, I've got 3 out of 4 hubcaps with no clips (which I understand can be obtained new at the dealer). Oh well...

-Shawn
Dude. We put springs in.... where were you? Come tomorrow I have plenty of hubcaps and hubcap accessories. PM if you dont have my number still
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:23 PM
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Dude. We put springs in.... where were you?
I was at Pull-A-Part in Norcross. Why wasn't I up there only a few miles from my house instead? Well, notification after the fact doesn't help me get there!

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Come tomorrow I have plenty of hubcaps and hubcap accessories.
I'll give you a call and see if I can work it in with helping my grandmother prep a room for paint and obtaining a windshield for BMW #2.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:25 PM
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Here's your fourth one.
http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/461137689.html
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:38 PM
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Thanks for finding that, but mine is the white white, not the pale yellow color (and my car isn't necessarily worth a $45+shipping hub cap!).
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:47 PM
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OK how's this?
http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/pts/461519743.html
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:21 PM
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Haha... pimping for Portland tonight, eh? The price is definitely right, but my car is still refrigerator white! It looks as if I'll be getting some from Winmutt, so I'll take free hubcaps that need to be painted to match over non-free (but cheap) hubcaps that need to be shipped and painted to match.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:40 PM
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OK, so when are you going to stop stealing hubcaps and putting them up on ebay?:

Disgusting.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:41 AM
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I have 3 of the pale ones on my pale car, with an oddball white one to replace the missing pale one...trade ya if you have one.

On my way into town today, I saw a roadside farmer vending produce from a trailer hooked to a W123 240 or 300, kinda surprised he was even driving it, the front was mashed so hard it was pointed up, and had at least a 6" twist from left to right, the headlights were zip tied on and it had a black plastic wraparound molded bumper/valance rigged to it....different.....

Poor car......
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:45 AM
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I have 3 of the pale ones on my pale car, with an oddball white one to replace the missing pale one...trade ya if you have one.
I'll see what Winmutt brings me today -- it's a deal if I can get one of those pale ones for you.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:44 PM
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OK, so when are you going to stop stealing hubcaps and putting them up on ebay?:

Disgusting.
I have a fetish for hubcaps since none of my cars need any.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:57 PM
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Haha... pimping for Portland tonight, eh? The price is definitely right, but my car is still refrigerator white! It looks as if I'll be getting some from Winmutt, so I'll take free hubcaps that need to be painted to match over non-free (but cheap) hubcaps that need to be shipped and painted to match.
Rattle can them, the paint probably turned yellow with age.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:19 AM
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Rattle can them, the paint probably turned yellow with age.
I seriously doubt they're age-yellowed. I've never seen white automotive paint turn yellow.

If I do have to paint any hubcap, I'd rather obtain a free one that's the wrong color instead of buying one I know I have to repaint.

I'll consider painting them if I can figure out a good masking technique. Frisk is probably what I'd use, as that allows for a nice, clean edge.

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