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Picture of Wheel Center Cap from Fence Post Cap
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Bought these wheels a couple years ago and they didn't come with center caps and I didnt really want to pay the $40 to $60 for a set of these..... so no caps. Last summer I was setting outside on the porch and the two items came together and now have 4 center caps for about $10 and about 1/2 hr of work.

(Note: this most likely will not fit or work on just any wheel, not responsable for any injury or damage) 
 
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Step 1: Measure for fit

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Measure wheel cap opening and fence post diamenter.

(Note: for options - big box stores do carry a couple of different sizes.)

Step 2: Tools required

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No reason to fetch tools until you know caps will fit.

(Note: Safety first, Please wear all (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment and beware of the dangers of your equipment before use.

Tools Required:
  1. Calipers or measuring tool
  2. Bench Grinder or sander (file would work also)
  3. Soft blow hammer
  4. Caulking gun - Silicone (backup plan for loose fit)
  5. Sand paper

Step 3: Grind cap edge

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Grind fence cap edge if needed - test fit - grind - test fit until fit is snug.


(Note: Cap could get hot from friction) 

Step 4: Sand or sandblast and paint cap

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Sand, sandblast and paint if wanted before installing into wheel

Step 5: Finish project

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Using soft blow hammer tap cap into wheel opening. Can use silicone if you are worried about cap flying out or if cap is loose (your backup plan).

(Note: Currently refinishing wheels so not painting until I paint wheels)

Hope yo enjoyed, thanks for looking
Good Day!
caitlinsdad2 years ago
Unpainted galvanized steel fence caps may rust on you, especially with road salt.