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      04-19-2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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19" Volk TE37 SL = No Center Caps

Recently put on my new Volk 19" TE37 SL's and discovered that the hubs on my M were a little on the "looking like crap" side. So figured I would fix it and take a few pics in the process. Nothing really hard, but thought I would share for future generations

Here are the before pictures of the front and rear:
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      04-19-2011, 12:17 AM   #2
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So I did one Rim/Hub at a time, removing the tire and using a Pee Grinder with a wire wheel attachment to knock off the big rust/debris:
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      04-19-2011, 12:23 AM   #3
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To prep, I used some rubbing alcohol and a rag to clean the area of grease and loose dust/dirt. I then used a Semi Flat paint spray with a built in rust reformer that allows for there to be a little rust still left on the metal which the paint will then convert. It also does not require a primer which granted is not the smoothest surface in the end (using a primer and more detailed prep would fix) but its just a hub
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      04-19-2011, 12:26 AM   #4
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Finished product
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      04-19-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
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Night and day difference, looks clean!
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      04-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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love it... clean i did the same to my old s2k....

now slap that sticker on the wheel it looks so simple without it and just looks like a regular te...
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      04-19-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
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thats exactly what i did when I put on my SL's. looks so much better with the black centers!

btw* what are you front and rear tire sizes? e90 or 92/3?
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      04-19-2011, 05:55 PM   #8
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E90 with 265 front and 295 rear.

A lot of people have said the same thing about the stickers so I guess I will give them a shot
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      04-19-2011, 06:50 PM   #9
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smart man...looking good
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      04-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #10
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Stickers installed!! They do look a bit better and thats like 10HP per sticker right?
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great work
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Way better
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Looks good. You may find it will come off though since it isn't high temp paint. That would be my only concern.
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^^ Good call, I may have to keep an eye on that. I figured I would drive faster than heat and that would keep everything pretty cool
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Great work. The exposed center of the hub always bothers me when I see cars with wheels like the Volks without a center cap. Nice fix.
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