REMOVING & INSTALLING DOG DISH HUBCAPS
Dog dish hubcaps can be a pain to install and remove. They regularly get dented during installation, and it’s easy to mar the wheel when removing them. The solution is pretty simple. Always place a dab of grease (white lithium works great) over the wheel “nubs” that the hubcaps lock into. Pull the hubcap over a couple of the nubs, and then it’s easy to tap it into place with the palm of a hand. To get the hubcaps off, it’s possible to work them off by finding the nub and pulling them off by hand, but there’s an easier method. Mac Tools has a small pry bar with a hook on one end that works perfectly. If you’re worried about scratching the wheel when using the bar, simply place something soft (tape) where you pry on the wheel.
This small Mac Tools pry bar works fabulously for pulling off a dog dish cap. If you’re concerned about marring the wheel, simply slip a piece of foam (or even paper) between the pry bar and the wheel.
Installing or removing dog dish hubcaps can prove frustrating. It’s easy to dent the caps or scratch the wheel. For installation, the trick is to use a dab of white grease on the hubcap nubs on each wheel prior to snapping on the caps.