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      07-21-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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TE37SL's and the rusty hub issue...

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Got sick of looking at it so I sanded down all of the rust, masked everything except for the inner hub and the front edge of the lip and sprayed a few coats of brake caliper paint.




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The simple yet very time consuming solution. I think it looks pretty good.
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      07-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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Looks awesome! Matches the wheels very well.
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      07-22-2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Very time consuming... But it looks awesome...
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      07-22-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
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I think im going to do the same as well!
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      07-22-2012, 01:59 AM   #5
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You do know they make center caps for the sl wheel to sit flush right? It's a small piece you snap in and done. Much cleaner. I did what you did here on my old NSX. Looks good but now that you can run centercaps on sl's, why not go that route? It's just a piece so you can run caps.
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      07-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #6
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Can you post pics of the rear?
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      07-22-2012, 08:08 AM   #7
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Looks great! I would also consider centre caps..but I'm always worried about someone stealing my $200 centre caps
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      07-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #8
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You do know they make center caps for the sl wheel to sit flush right? It's a small piece you snap in and done. Much cleaner. I did what you did here on my old NSX. Looks good but now that you can run centercaps on sl's, why not go that route? It's just a piece so you can run caps.
Since he tracks his car often, I don't believe they let you have center caps incase it flies off.
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      07-22-2012, 11:29 AM   #9
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looks great!
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You do know they make center caps for the sl wheel to sit flush right? It's a small piece you snap in and done. Much cleaner. I did what you did here on my old NSX. Looks good but now that you can run centercaps on sl's, why not go that route? It's just a piece so you can run caps.
I don't think you are correct on this one... The regular TE37's have a notch in the center bore area to accept the center cap. SL's do not.
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      07-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #11
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Looks 10 times better, time well spent
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      07-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #12
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Totally worth the effort. Looks !
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      07-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #13
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Looks fantastic! Nicely done.
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I don't think you are correct on this one... The regular TE37's have a notch in the center bore area to accept the center cap. SL's do not.
Actually, there is an adapter you can get that allows the SL to accept Volk centre caps.

OP, you did an excellent job cleaning up the hub, your car looks fantastic!
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      07-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #15
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Actually, there is an adapter you can get that allows the SL to accept Volk centre caps.

OP, you did an excellent job cleaning up the hub, your car looks fantastic!
1 - The adapter looks like crap IMO

2 - It doesn't result in a flush cap like HK suggested (I think he was referring to the cap you can install on the regular TE37).
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      07-12-2013, 05:41 PM   #16
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hi

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Actually, there is an adapter you can get that allows the SL to accept Volk centre caps.

OP, you did an excellent job cleaning up the hub, your car looks fantastic!
Does OEM BMW centre capn fit into these centre cap adapters?
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      07-12-2013, 09:20 PM   #17
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Looks great, I am going to order a set of te37sl's soon and was curious about that rust look
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      07-13-2013, 08:49 PM   #18
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As an alternative, I use Boashield. A rust inhibitor on my my hubs.
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great idea, looks a lot better
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Looks great, I am going to order a set of te37sl's soon and was curious about that rust look
We did this over 10 years ago on the NSX platform. Nothing really new and very easy. My first run through was in 2001.

It does make a huge difference.
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We did this over 10 years ago on the NSX platform. Nothing really new and very easy. My first run through was in 2001.

It does make a huge difference.
does caliper paint also work, just afraid of flaking after extended amount of time
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Great upkeep. Loving the yellow brakes
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