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Wire Wheel Cover (Hubcap) Removal
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Is there a secret to removing the covers from wire wheels? There appears to be virtually no space to slide in anything to pop it off and I don't want to damage these OEM pieces.

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Re: Wire Wheel Cover (Hubcap) Removal
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Answering myself, I finally found something I already had that worked well: a Stanley wood chisel. Flat side toward the cover, use the angle on the other side for leverage and gently pry. Itís necessary to do it little by little all around.

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Re: Wire Wheel Cover (Hubcap) Removal
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Re: Wire Wheel Cover (Hubcap) Removal
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A high strength non-marring plastic hub cap removal tool specifically for that type of cap has been available for decades from the Indiana Region of the CCCA.

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Re: Wire Wheel Cover (Hubcap) Removal
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Dave, thank you but I really needed it removed with common tools before I leave my shop in a couple days. Of course, none of my Packards are Classics so I would have no way to know what CCCA has unless someone tells me and itís never been needed before so never occurred to me to look. I appreciate the input for future use.

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