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post #1 of 26 Old 08-21-2006, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Home-Made Center Caps -- Country Crock Style

Saw this idea posted on here awhile back and decided to give it a shot today. I think it looks great and for $2.60 for (4) containers of country crock, it really can't be beat. I'm not sure how the krylon fusion paint is going to hold up, but worst case scenario I give it another shot in the future.

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For four containers of country crock?

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Sweet. Reminds me of how I used to cut my own guitar picks from milk jugs.
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For four containers of country crock?
Yeah. These are just the butter tubs that you find at your local supermarket. I had read before about cutting off the upper lip, but these worked with out even having to cut them. I just cleaned them out, hit them 3 times with Krylon Fusion paint, and put them on.

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you, my friend, are a genius! i like them a lot!
Thanks. It was also fun explaining to the wife why there was a huge bowl of butter sitting in the fridge. I finally found the post where I got the idea from:

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I have to admit that I read this thread with quite a bit of skepitcism....butter tubs as center caps?!
However, the pics show that it turned out quite well (in my opinion). I will be curious to see how long they last before the Fusion wears or chips off or if excess brake heat hurts them - keep us posted! Good job!

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I have to admit that I read this thread with quite a bit of skepitcism....butter tubs as center caps?!
However, the pics show that it turned out quite well (in my opinion). I will be curious to see how long they last before the Fusion wears or chips off or if excess brake heat hurts them - keep us posted! Good job!
I hadn't thought about the brake heat and I'm not really sure how they are going to take to a New York winter, however for only a couple of bucks I had to give it a try. I plan on eventually getting real center caps, but I figure these will do for a while.

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Dude, you're like butter... on a roll. Er? Maybe? Maybe more like...Dude you're rolling 'cause it IS butter.

Oh well. Cool idea. I'm in the same shape as you. I didn't get any center caps when I bought my rims used. I'll watch your future update. I might give it a try. Maybe a coat or two or clear might toughen it up? I'm no paint expert.

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Awesome outcome - I was waiting for the comments about the smell of butter around your jeep The discussion about the 4 pounds of butter in the fridge must have been amusing, too.
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any problems yet?...falling off, melting, anything? I'm hoping to get my wheels for my birthday and want to do this.

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