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    Hello,

    Do other Spyker owners have this same issue?

    There is a lot of damage and wear on the center caps of the wheels. I have various different caps and different colors, logos (see last picture )and finish.

    The most obvious thing is the differences in logo, but what i think is not good is the amount of weathering and wear. I am starting to investigate in refurbishing the center caps because the finish is not that good.
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    Can you fix this one too:lol::lol::lol:
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    Rijk

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    • #3
      ... garbage bin worthy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jasperdd View Post
        Hello,

        Do other Spyker owners have this same issue?

        There is a lot of damage and wear on the center caps of the wheels. I have various different caps and different colors, logos (see last picture )and finish.

        The most obvious thing is the differences in logo, but what i think is not good is the amount of weathering and wear. I am starting to investigate in refurbishing the center caps because the finish is not that good.

        Hi Jasper,

        The center lug nut and cap take quite a beating upon removal and reinstallation of a wheel. It would be interesting to know how the factory installed them without damaging them. The tools used by the factory are obviously superior to the large nut remover socket and wrench that come with the Spykers from the standpoint that the factory tools don't scratch the finish on the nuts or deform the center of the cap.

        Is there any way to find out the tools the factory used so we can purchase similar tools for our own use?
        Scott

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        • #5
          I use a hex key with a ball end, to avoid hurting the edges.
          Rijk

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          • #6
            Originally posted by F Spider View Post
            I use a hex key with a ball end, to avoid hurting the edges.
            Hi Rijk,

            Thank you very much! Hereís How Itís Made: https://youtu.be/elPi42Ul9BA
            Scott

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            • #7
              3 out of 4 of mine are a mess. Not too scratched or damaged, just that the finish is wearing off in uneven ways.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scott Triplitt View Post
                Hi Rijk,

                Thank you very much! Hereís How Itís Made: https://youtu.be/elPi42Ul9BA
                I love color coded tools...
                Rijk

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sandy Eggo View Post
                  3 out of 4 of mine are a mess. Not too scratched or damaged, just that the finish is wearing off in uneven ways.
                  Refinishing with the clear coating shouldn't be too bad...
                  Rijk

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                  • #10
                    Have dropped one center cap off at a refurbishing shop. They are going to check what the finish is. The idea is to either paint it and laser etch the small logo OR anodize the center cap.

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                    • #11
                      First center caps are done; refinished and new they will go off for a new layer of anodize.

                      The hex is dead straight now.
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                      • #12
                        The first center caps are done !!
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                        • #13
                          Looks awesome!

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                          • #14
                            Past weeks the center caps were re-anodized.. and now the caps are better then original and will never degrade or wear anymore.
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                            • #15
                              And also the rear of course anodized
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