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Unread 08-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #1
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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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Unread 08-21-2006, 04:06 PM   #2
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For four containers of country crock?
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Unread 08-21-2006, 04:18 PM   #3
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Sweet. Reminds me of how I used to cut my own guitar picks from milk jugs.
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Unread 08-21-2006, 06:29 PM   #4
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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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Unread 08-21-2006, 06:51 PM   #5
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you, my friend, are a genius! i like them a lot!
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Unread 08-21-2006, 06:59 PM   #6
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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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Unread 08-21-2006, 08:52 PM   #7
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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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Unread 08-22-2006, 05:20 AM   #8
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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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Unread 08-27-2006, 01:29 PM   #9
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Unread 09-03-2006, 11:42 PM   #11
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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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