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Help! Center Caps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ScottyKC, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    ScottyKC

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    Sorry if there is already a thread on this. I am trying to remove my center caps on my wheels for painting, can anyone help me. Seems like I might crack them by prying them and I cant pull them off. Maybe I am a pussy.

    Thanks
     
  2. May 14, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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  3. May 14, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Once the wheel is off the truck, "tap" out the centercap by using the handle end of a screwdriver.
    If you try taking it out with the wheel still on, there's the possibility of damage. (It can be done though)
     
  4. May 14, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Pry those bad biys
     
  5. May 14, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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  6. May 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    If the wheels are still mounted, remove one lug nut.....It gives you much better access to pry them off.
     
  7. May 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    They just pop out easily from the back side of the wheel. You are painting so you should be removing them.
     
  8. May 15, 2010 at 5:48 AM
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    Thanks everyone.
    I ended up removing the wheels and tapping them out. I am only painting the center cap black. I am leaving the wheel as is.
     
  9. May 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    I have an extra set of center caps and I'm considering doing the same thing for my FJ wheels. Please post pics when finished!!
     
  10. May 15, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    Heres my caps

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  12. May 15, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    thanks
     
  13. May 16, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    looking really good...nice job...:D
     
  14. May 16, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Gonna do the wheels the same color soon.
     
  15. May 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    What paint did you use? rattle can or what?

    Im did mine yesterday and the paint is completely chipping off so im sanding it all off and gonna try again
     
  16. May 17, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Yup i used a rattle can, duplicolor wheel paint the color was graphite, i used duplicolor caliper paint for the red toyota emblems...i sanded sprayed some dupilcolor primer then painted.
     
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