This instructable shows how I made some wheel covers for my longboard using bottle caps and some scrap hose from a washer machine.
The covers don't move along with the wheels as they are hold to each wheel's nut.
Step 1: List of Material
This is what you need:
- 4 Bottle caps - Which ones is your choice, I wanted some of the same color as the wheel.
- Blade or knife to cut the hose
- Permanent marker or any other to mark the hose
- Strong glue to fix the hose to the bottle caps - I used some two parts epoxy glue I had available.
- Piece of paper to mark the hose
- 4-6 inches of rubber hose - you really don't need that much but is better to have a long piece for better handling. The diameter is best explained in the second picture above. Basically, the inner diameter of the hose has to be just a bit smaller that the size of the nut. Most trucks have 1/2" inch nuts so the inner diameter of the hose would have to be approx 7/16"
Step 2: Mark and Cut
Wrap the piece of paper around the hose to mark the line around it which will be your guide for a straight perpendicular cut.
Be careful when cutting the hose, apply pressure to cut away from your body not towards any of your body parts.
We need to cut four pieces, the length is explained in the third picture above, it needs to be taller than the nut and bolt from the truck.
Step 3: Glue
Prepare the glue as per the manufacturer's instructions (if necessary) and apply to the inner part of the bottle cap enough to cover approximately 2-3mm of the bottle cap bottom, it should be enough to cover the internal and external walls of the hose.
Let it dry as per manufacturer's specifications.
Step 4: Done
Mine fit snugly in place and have never dropped, they have also kept dust away from the bearings which is very good!