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Old 08-26-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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Center Cap Cleaning advice

My Center caps are looking a little, well, tired....any advice on how to brighten them up and back to something like respectable, I don't think soapy water is going to cut it?

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My center caps looks like yours, cleaned with Wallgreens Alcohol, use very little on a rag, dry with clean rag, wait about 5 minutes and do again till clean. After that I used auto touch up clear coat. I also used a small pop rivet in one of the holes because I lost two center crest.
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Nice tip!

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Old 08-26-2016, 01:19 PM   #4
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Where did you fine the replacement
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:38 PM   #5
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I'd buy new ones. Keep you eyes peeled to the internet. You should be able to pick-up a better used set for about $50-$100.
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You can actually sand them with 600 wet/dry paper and use rubbing compound to bring the shine back. It works well. It's better then spending $80 per wheel for new Porsche ones (like you have). Tape off the silver part and sand and polish the shield.

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Mine looked like that, also lost two crests. Went with one of the eBay "genuine" cap sellers, and for $20 they look really damn good.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:07 AM   #8
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Its funny, I mentioned them to a buddy of mine, who recently sold his 987, he says stop by the house I have something for you



Can't beat the $0.00 price

He also gave me some orange side markers and the oem catback exhaust from his 987
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I have bought 2 sets since getting my 99 3 years ago, ebay $25
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My Center caps are looking a little, well, tired....any advice on how to brighten them up and back to something like respectable, I don't think soapy water is going to cut it?

I had some that were way worse than this, and when I tried to wash them 2 of the badges fell off. I went ahead and pried off the other two badges, stripped them with aircraft remover, and then painted them using a 3 stage process:

Stage 1: painted them silver using the Wurth wheel color silver, several coats
Stage 2: painted them very lightly with a satin black
Stage 3: using a light touch, I sanded away the black from the raised spots, leaving me with silver emblems with black lowlights. This matched a custom emblem that I had for my hood.

I glues them back on using automotive emblem adhesive.

The look good from 5 feet away

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