Removing Plastic Chrome Covers on 17" Limited Wheels
I am not a huge fan of plastic chrome so I have been trying to slowly remove it from my Jeep. I have only seen one picture of a plastic chrome wheel cover removed from the wheel. I needed some new tires so I figured this was a good time to see how a stock chrome covered wheel will look without it. I did this awhile ago just haven't had much time to get the pics posted.
Test Wheel to figure out how to get this cover off.
Tools I used to get the covers off. I pounded them off from the back side hitting only the plastic.
What the front of the wheel looked like with the cover off.
Chrome Cover Removed
Wheel cleaned up. I used some catridge abrasives and abrasive wheels to remove all the foam adhesives.
Painted Machine Grey. Not a huge fan of the color so figuring to go black.
Done and painted black.
One issue with this setup is there is no way to have a center cap on the wheel unless it is custom. One gain was the overall weight dropped about 2 lbs per wheel once the cover and extra adhesive is removed.
2008 3.0L CRD WK LTD - Wifes, GDE DPF Delete Tune, Turbo Resonator Delete, 3" Intercooler, Kolak Addcoo Front and Rear Sway Bars, coming soon 3.07 gears & SRT8 Wheels
2007 3.0L CRD WK LTD - Mine, Custom Spooling Tune - Stage 2 Performance DPF & EGR Delete, Custom Cold Air Intake , 3" Intercooler, Turbo Resonator Delete, DPF Delete Pipe, Devil's Own Methanol Injection, SM resistor plug, SRT8 rear springs, SRT8 rear sway bar; 255/70/17 Hankook ATM's, dechromed stock wheels
2003 F250 6.0L CCLB - Gearhead Tunes