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Old 12-18-2018, 06:36 PM
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Default Anyone have a single "manhole cover" center cap in aluminum?

Hi all,
I am looked for just one center cap (in aluminum color) to match the other three for my "manhole cover" wheels. I actually purchased these from Kibort years ago off the original Holbert car, but we could only find three of the four original caps and I've been running all these years with a fourth cap off my original "platinum" wheels (please forgive me). Time to make amends and get the correct cap!! Let me know if you have one you'd let go of cheap.
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I do not have one, but Brittany may.

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OMG in between "hubcap" and "porsh" they're not doing themselves any marketing favors. But thanks for the link good to know!
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OMG in between "hubcap" and "porsh" they're not doing themselves any marketing favors. But thanks for the link good to know!
Haha I know. But hey, who knows, they may be a reasonable source for these "hubcaps".
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928 Intl has a few.

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I should have known!! Thanks Rob!
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928 Intl has a few.

but we don't have a Brittany
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but we don't have a Brittany
Certainly not 1/2 off!
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What's the list price on a Brittany? If you have to ask...

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It's not the initial purchase cost for a Brittany, it's the ongoing maintenance. No option to "put it off until winter" either.


OP: FWIW, those are not platinum manhole wheels in your picture. Those are formerly-anodized wheels that have had the anodizing "polished off".
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There's one on the side of the road between here and the Dulles Hilton. Check the bumpy roads first.
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Thanks all . And Bob, just to clarify, I know these aren't platinum wheels but I'm running one platinum center cap from my original platinum wheels (which doesn't match the Holbert wheels) thus my search. And great news, a Rennlist member graciously offered me one for free!! THANK YOU!!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!
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Originally Posted by dr bob View Post
It's not the initial purchase cost for a Brittany, it's the ongoing maintenance. No option to "put it off until winter" either.


OP: FWIW, those are not platinum manhole wheels in your picture. Those are formerly-anodized wheels that have had the anodizing "polished off".
dr bob, I would like my tired anodized wheels to look like that. How do I polish the anodizing off?

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dr bob, I would like my tired anodized wheels to look like that. How do I polish the anodizing off?

Thanks.
There are wheel polishing places that will take care of that for you. Works well with wheels that have no damage.

But... Be careful what you wish for. The polished aluminum requires continuous maintenance to polish the oxide layer that starts forming right after you stop polishing. You can polish and then have them clear powdercoated, knowing that they will be a little more dull to start with and any further oxidation under the clear is a problem. They will never be chrome.

Options for tired manhole wheels include having them scrubbed, straightened and re-anodized to original. Many have them powder-painted in some metallic grey color that sorta looks like metal, but takes no maintenance beyond washing.

I have the original wheels in original condition, sitting in storage with the original tires still mounted on them. They were replaced with some interesting 17" Porsche wheels so I could find good tires to ride on. They are painted from the factory, and get a lot less worrying than the manholes got. A PNW 'lister recently donated a set of chromed S4 manhole wheels to the collection, and they too are packed and stored. They are interesting especially on the black car, but finding good 16" tires for them is still a chore. I need to replace a couple tires on the car this spring due to age (thanks Rob -- they are a dozen years old now...) and will stick with the 17's. If the car goes to a serious show or display where originality is cherished I can put the originals back on, but I wouldn't drive on them. If there happened to be a Pilot tire option for the 16's I'd have them back on the car.
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Just a note on the polished aluminum... YMMV. I too was expecting the need to constantly re-polish them. I picked up the Holbert wheels from Kibort around 2003 or 2005, I can't remember. They were already polished but were a little rough. I spent some quality time buffing them back up, and put a coat of wax on them. I've re-waxed them once or twice since then but haven't had to buff them at all. So they've been nearly maintenance free for 15 years and still shine like a mirror! I'm sure it helps that I'm in CA and the car isn't a daily driver, but I've been exceptionally happy with the polished wheels. Chromed is great too but it seems that it always starts peeling off after a few years.
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