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Old 10-16-2020, 11:09 AM   #1
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I recently installed 35 Ford wheels on my 30 CCPU. I purchased new hubcaps from Snyder's that fit reallllllly well. The problem is these hubcaps are extremely hard to remove. Is there a special tool that Ford sold to remove these hubcaps without marring the paint/powder coat finish on the wheels?
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Old 10-16-2020, 01:15 PM   #2
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Wood wedge or one of those plastic (really strong) ones that Stihl sells for driving in a tree. Just something to get it started to where you can grab it.
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I use the yellow plastic bondo spreaders you pick up at swap meets etc. Place the thin edge between the hubcap and wheel then use a flat screwdriver to pry against the yellow spreader. Have done this for years with no paint chips etc.

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Old 10-17-2020, 08:21 AM   #4
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I use the yellow plastic bondo spreaders you pick up at swap meets etc. Place the thin edge between the hubcap and wheel then use a flat screwdriver to pry against the yellow spreader. Have done this for years with no paint chips etc.

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Nice method Pat, kinda like using wide putty knives to protect drywall/trim when prying kick boards/mop boards/trim off drywall. Going to try this instead of my method above, next time.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:58 PM   #5
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Harbor Freight has a set of plastic tools, so I'm told.
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:50 PM   #6
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HF sell a hard plastic tool, this one came from a Swapmeet it is 1” wide w/a double taper and a sharp edge to get into the seam.
Works well-
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:43 PM   #7
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I use the yellow plastic bondo spreaders you pick up at swap meets etc. Place the thin edge between the hubcap and wheel then use a flat screwdriver to pry against the yellow spreader. Have done this for years with no paint chips etc.

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A well tested procedure.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:58 PM   #8
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Looks like I'll take a ride the HF and pick up these plastic wedge tools.
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Old 10-17-2020, 06:10 PM   #9
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Looks like I'll take a ride the HF and pick up these plastic wedge tools.
And while you’re at it a big thanks to Pat in Ohio for a great tip !
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:06 PM   #10
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I use a 3 or 6 inch putty knife and a screw drive, putty knife in place between tire and rim, a little pull outward and if the cap doesn't move right away I then shove the screw driver between the cap and putty knife. Haven't hurt my powder coating in twenty years. Rubber hammer to refit.
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