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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 12, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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How to safely remove dog dish hubcaps??

I have some painted steelies with dog dish hubcaps and was wondering how to safely pry/remove them off the rim without damaging them? Any suggestions??
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hub cap removal tool ?
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Or a Paint Can opener........


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Bottle opener works too.


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I picked up this set of Trim Tools at a HFT sale years ago - find a couple of them are great for getting caps off without damaging cap or wheel paint - Click image for larger version

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Here's the HFT link - http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece...set-67021.html

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 12, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How to safely remove dog dish hubcaps??

Thanks for the replies so far guys. I've seen those plastic pry bars before and never knew how rigid they were. I know theyre made so they wont mar the material. Thats a good option because I dont want to damage the wheel or the cap!
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Harbor Freight sells the plastic tools, for removing plastic pieces, the dog dish caps, and much more, I have had a set for a very long time, none have broken, cracked, and as useable as they were when New. Suppose they would break, using alot of pressure on them, They will last you forever, and are cheap at Harbor Freight, check them out.....They are the same as the blue one's shown above..............They come in a plastic case with recess for the tools, I saved the plastic tray to keep them in, and always know where they are......They work for me, and I would recommend them.......
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thinking about the hub cap removal tool i posted , i would probably mask off the metal end ..
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I picked up this set of Trim Tools at a HFT sale years ago - find a couple of them are great for getting caps off without damaging cap or wheel paint - Attachment 30206

Here's the HFT link - http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece...set-67021.html

x2. I use them to remove polished stainless center caps from my Alcoa alloys on my motorhome, never a scratch, dent, or problem.

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