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Old 09-02-2018, 04:31 AM
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I'm getting my wheels refurbed next week and I've done the centre caps already using the speed tape method, they have come up really nice. I used a bottle top from a jar of Tesco peanut butter and a 5mm bolt, nuts and washers for a jig to use for turning the old crap off and for scotchbriting and lacquering the caps.
I'm really proud of the results but I find myself with loads of speed tape left over. I'm considering cutting it into bits and selling it on here as packs of six bits (to allow for a couple of cock ups) If interested what would you guys consider a fair price including postage and DVD sleeves?


I used a dremel sander to remove the threaded area inside the lid

I will add extra info to this thread if there's any interest.
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Red? "Speed tape?" Curious about both.

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Ideally you need a jig / press for reforming new round aluminum discs over the original plastic caps ( once you've removed the tatty existing covers). The problem is that they rot from both the inside and the outside.

Good work though - if yours aren't far enough gone to need replacement.

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Bloody good work Rich!

chuck, its a foil tape, something like this

https://www.tapemonster.com/products...=7753269968932
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Red? "Speed tape?" Curious about both.

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The red logos come from a guy in the UK called Sticker Dude. stick them over the speed tape and use acrylic lacquer to fix it down.
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Ideally you need a jig / press for reforming new round aluminum discs over the original plastic caps ( once you've removed the tatty existing covers). The problem is that they rot from both the inside and the outside.

Good work though - if yours aren't far enough gone to need replacement.
Forget the original "milk bottle tops" this stuff is far better sticks like stuff to a blanket and you can use the sander attachment to get shot of the original, although the facelift version is easier to get off.
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Very nice job (although I prefer crunchy peanut butter myself ).
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Looking good

Would be interested to know a bit more about the process if you have the time to do a how to
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Looking good

Would be interested to know a bit more about the process if you have the time to do a how to
+1.

I've found various threads scattered about the forums but none really explains the process comprehensively from start to finish, with pics. Particularly this method using 'speed tape'.
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I used that air duct foil tape on mine, plus black stickers from StickerDude on ebay. As it was an experiment I didn't want to mess up the originals, so I bought some really cheap plastic Mercedes caps off ebay that were 'almost' the exact size.
For my 'spinner' I used a hole saw!
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