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Hubcap restoration
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Just finished up my hubcaps. Not perfect, but very presentable.


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Posted on: 5/29 13:31
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Re: Hubcap restoration
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What color you use for the hexagon?

Posted on: 5/29 14:19
1956 Packard Executive 2 door hard top (5677A)
1956 Clipper Deluxe Touring Sedan (5622)(parts car)
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Re: Hubcap restoration
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Dads 56 wrote:
What color you use for the hexagon?


It is actually a sticker. A club member had some made and gave me a set. Don't tell the judges! 😉 I think the color should be a little deeper red than what the stickers are.
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Posted on: 5/29 16:32
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Re: Hubcap restoration
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Looks like a nice result. I believe the Packard Club makes stickers for this application, or maybe one of the regions does. Paint is another option but takes a bit longer. Either way I think they turned out nice. Mine are not perfect either, but it's surprising what a good polish and shine will do to hide the defects in these.

-Kevin

Posted on: 5/29 16:58
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From 10' away they look brand new! My thought was if I polish them well enough they'll be to shiny to look at so nobody will see the imperfections. 😄 Besides my car is a surdriver, so a few imperfections are completely acceptable.

Posted on: 5/29 17:31
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Re: Hubcap restoration
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Reflective Scotch stickers were sold by the dealers and the local NorCal PAC chapter used to sell originals still stapled to the dealer display board. I had sets on several of my Packards and they looked quite nice! As I recall, there were different hex sizes and they had several choices available.

Posted on: 5/29 20:48
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