Muscle Car Review - - Tech -

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.

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