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Old 10-18-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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cover cap to protect rim while cleaning tire

I've seen one advertisement on speed one day about an adjustable cap you can place on the rim to protect it while you spray down the tire. Anyone happen to know what it's called? Can't seem to find any good results for "wheel cap" or the like on any search engine. How can one of these be so hard to find when it has such a great use!?
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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I've seen them, but IMO, they're more trouble than they're worth.

If you've got a good polish on your wheels, and are careful in applying tire cleaner as well as protectant, you'll be fine without the cover.

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Old 10-18-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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I can imagine how much of a pain it could be to put a wet shine coat on the actual tire without A) touching the outer part of the wheel, or B) trying too hard to avoid the wheel and end up have a small gap of uncoated tire near the wheel's outer edge.

With the wheel cap, you can just cover up the wheel, spray the tire as fast as you want to appropriately coat the tire, and off to the next one. 10 second tire speed spray vs 3 mins of careful detailing and cleaning up the extras off the wheel.

If only I could find a place to buy one! Tried to see if there was an advertisement section on the SPEED website but no luck there :(
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:42 PM   #4
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Here ya' go;

http://www.autogeek.net/wheelshield.html
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:18 PM   #5
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sweet find! Too bad they don't fit on 20s
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Don't forget about the cover for the front clip,you don't want to get tire spray on your paint..........
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