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Old 04-23-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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Are the center inserts available? Lost one.






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Old 04-23-2016, 05:12 PM   #2
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And after using Mothers Mag Polish still have these stains. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-23-2016, 05:19 PM   #3
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Center cap emblems are not available as far as I know. The whole caps are, but they're expensive. Get a set of the $20 caps off eBay and you'll have them looking good. I just did this on mine and I'm quite happy with them.
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How'd you get that scrape on your caliper?
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:30 PM   #5
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You might try a little compound and elbow grease on the stains, but also wondering what would scrape your calipers like that?

Also the emblems themselves I don't think are available. Most go with the eBay center caps. Me, I sprung for the real McCoys.


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Old 04-23-2016, 06:40 PM   #6
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How'd you get that scrape on your caliper?
I believe that's just some Mothers Mag Polish
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:49 PM   #7
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Is this correct?

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Old 04-24-2016, 05:24 AM   #8
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The stains could be under the lacquer. It sometimes happens where the lacquer has peeled in an area and the dirt has run under it. In the past I've rubbed it back with sand paper, polished and re-lacquered.
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Mothers Mag Polish might not be the right product for this, if it says it's for bare metals only. What you have there are painted aluminum wheels - not bare metal.

I'd recommend trying a good wheel cleaner, or a autobody polish (for polishing painted surfaces, not specialized for bare metal). If you don't have a general purpose polish already, recommend some Meguiars M105 it works very well and is available in small (8oz) quantity.

Either way, you should get a sense of whether it's working to remove those marks or whether they're below the surface and not going to buff out. But at least some of it looks above the surface to me. Good luck!
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:43 AM   #10
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Thanks! I have gone over it again and gotten most out.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:59 AM   #11
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I have the emblem from amazon, around 17$ for two if I remember. Not only they fit perfectly, but they are better quality than the OEM plastic ones!
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:04 PM   #12
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These look nice:

Shiny Gold Plate Replacement Emblem Badge Crest Wheel Centre Cap Hub for Porsche | eBay

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