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    Default Why do Dust Caps go white?

    Exactly the title!

    Why do the dust caps go white, at first they look like they have got wax on them but its not.

    I have seen this on a few cars now and certainly on most of my own.

    Here's mine:


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    acid wheel cleaner

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    You could remove them and spray them black again.

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    buy some very cherry wheel cleaner and this shouldnt happen

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    or take them off.

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    buy some chrome ones ,mine went white so that made up my mind for another mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    acid wheel cleaner
    I painted mine with chrome paint and now use a non acidic wheel cleaner.

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    Vectra B twinblades I believe ? I cant see the dustcapsin your pic. I use metal ones but always put lithium grease inside them to prevent corrosion. I tighten them onto chrome valve stems to stop theft. They look gggrrreeeat.

    In fact I feel a picture coming on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob 2.2dti View Post

    In fact I feel a picture coming on.
    You know the rules.

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    yep i think he meant wheel nut covers

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