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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby WienLot » Wed 02.04.2014, 22:06

So Neil, what is next step now, mate?
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby Enright » Wed 02.04.2014, 22:59

Well for me, next step is backwards, to stand back and admire! :lol:
I fitted mine this evening and have to say I think they look awesome. 8)
46mm OD drops perfectly into the black N/A or SE wheel centre caps, and I know from the previous versions I've had from Darren that they won't fade.
So for anyone with an SE or N/A that has black plastic Lotus centre caps with a domed aluminium centre, just ask for a repeat of my order.
I can't comment on the dimensions for S2 wheels, but the graphics and colours are good so it should just be a simple matter of scaling them to customers' specifications.

My advice would be that if you want a set, either send Darren a PM through LEC (he's posted on the previous page), or search out Darren Harding or Locking Vinyl on FaceBook.

Anyway here are some before and after pics of mine fitted:
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby surfboardfiller » Wed 02.04.2014, 23:06

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:
surfboardfiller wrote:I'm after the original ones without a Lotus logo. I find the same logos everywhere a bit naff.


Part number A082G6046F Still on the Aftersales list for £4.46 + VAT each

The OZ badged caps are A082G6071F Also on the Aftersales list but £7.39 + VAT

Lotus shows A082G6070F as W/CENTRE-YELLOW-INDY 25TH on the Aftersales list for £17.00 Do these fit the M100 wheels too?


Thanks for letting me know!

I have a set of Lotus OZ logo caps from some time ago. I never fitted them because they fade so quickly. Maybe they will be of use after all with some domes stuck on.

I'm going for a set of silver ones for myself anyway....
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby WienLot » Thu 03.04.2014, 21:31

Su-perb ! Very impressive. Well done !
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby WienLot » Tue 08.04.2014, 20:47

dazzer wrote:And here is the finished resin domed Lotus centre cap badge
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby dapinky » Wed 04.06.2014, 11:02

My centre cap stickers arrived this morning - looking very good.

I went for black/silver in a 46mm OD - perfect fit in the OZ centre caps :D

Excellent quality and service from Dazzer :bowdown: :clap:
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby paul27848 » Sat 14.06.2014, 19:31

Questions from a non-technical and cautious member. I've ordered and had delivered a set of the centre-cap logos from Dazzer, but how do I fit them?
Do I stick on top of the existing faded logos?
Do I remove the existing logos first, and if so how?
How do I remove the centre-caps from the wheels whithout damaging them?

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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby Enright » Sat 14.06.2014, 20:17

You always knock the caps from the inside outwards - whether removing or inserting them.
The original domed alloy bit needs to come off, which will just leave a flat face onto which the resin badges should stick nicely after they've been cleaned up and dried.
To get them off I stuck a knife through them, then a screwdriver, and twisted.
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby dapinky » Sat 14.06.2014, 20:33

Enright wrote:You always knock the caps from the inside outwards - whether removing or inserting them.


Hmmm, not sure I agree with you Neil :?

They fit into the wheel from the inside, so to remove them, you need to remove the wheel, then tap the centre cap with a rubber mallet (or something similar!), and it will pop out of it's monting channel.

I do agree with the method of removal of the old logos. though.....

....they are made of a thin, domed sheet of alloy (painted), so I removed mine by jabbing a small screwdriver through the metal and levering the logo out of the black plastic bit.

The new logos are self adhesive, so will just stick in (after giving the plastic bits a good clean with a toothbrush and hot soapy water).
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sat 14.06.2014, 20:54

The OZ wheels are designed to have the hub caps installed from the backside of the wheel. To remove them, you carefully tap them into the wheel after removing the wheel. It is a tapered fit with a lock groove (not a lock ring) to hold everything square. At least that is what the Fed wheels are like.

S2 wheels are the opposite and install from the front.
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby Enright » Sat 14.06.2014, 21:03

Whoops, Sorry! Fairy Nuff - I stand corrected! :oops: :lol:
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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby paul27848 » Sun 15.06.2014, 08:32

Thanks everyone for the responses, I now feel confident about the task.

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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby dapinky » Mon 16.06.2014, 17:27

I actually got round to having my Yokohama AD08R's fitted to the powder coated set of wheels, and stuck the new centre caps in (well, old centre caps, with new decals).

I'm sure that many won't like gloss black wheels, and/or would prefer the Original colouring of the centre caps, but I like them!

The photo doesn't do the finish of the wheels justice - there are no defects to the coating, and anything which looks like it is a trick of the light/reflection......

....I was told that they can't go in the conservatory until the car gets painted, I didn't want them thrown in the garage, but she didn't say I can't keep them in the corner of the dining room :lol: ........

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Re: SE Wheel Centre Caps

Postby Elanlover » Mon 16.06.2014, 17:54

dapinky wrote:...........I was told that they can't go in the conservatory until the car gets painted, I didn't want them thrown in the garage, but she didn't say I can't keep them in the corner of the dining room :lol: ........



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