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Removing the Chrome Trim ring on Daytona

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by steve meltzer, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. steve meltzer

    steve meltzer Formula Junior

    Sep 18, 2004
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    How do you remove the center chrome trim piece from a Cromodora Mag? Thanx steve
     
  2. TTR

    TTR Formula 3
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    By careful and even pulling/prying. They're press fit to wheel hub, at least on ones I've seen or worked on.
     
  3. Wheels1

    Wheels1 F1 Rookie
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    I never managed to get one off without damaging it, they should be a very tight fit.

    I spoke to someone last week who claimed he had done though, I used 2 large bladed screwdrivers to get under each side and pried it off. Pry it in one position a little and then move it to the opposite position, do a little more and move back to the first position and so on. Spraying WD 40 first, this helps a little once it has started.
     
  4. steve meltzer

    steve meltzer Formula Junior

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    i was afraid of that. thanx steve
     
  5. Colombo1

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    A heat gun and a putty knife has worked for me.....
     
  6. jimmyr

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    Heat gun always, but be careful using metal tools as they may dig into the mag. I have use plastic trim tools with heat, and a little time to slowly remove the rings. Same with installing, a little heat and heavy plastic bar and tap them into place.
     
  7. steve meltzer

    steve meltzer Formula Junior

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    thanx, Jimmy. s
     
  8. 330gt

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    Make a lever tool.

    Made from 1/8" steel. The short part is just a little longer than the distance from the hub to the outside of the ring. Ground to the arc of the hub and tapered to an edge. Welded to the handle at an acute angle so when the ring is almost off, the handle isn't hitting the rim. Stripping the paint from the hub helps after the ring has started coming up.


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  9. steve meltzer

    steve meltzer Formula Junior

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    thanx again. kerry. s
     
  10. pshoejberg

    pshoejberg Formula 3
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    I have successfully removed these trims using small 4 nylon prybars of different thickness and WD40. I use the bars as wedges and hammer them in below the trim. Use plenty of WD40 and a heat gun (carefully). They are extremely tight fit but I have never damaged any of them.

    Best regards Peter
     
  11. Drew Altemara

    Drew Altemara Formula 3

    Feb 11, 2002
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    I've used a short wide stiff paint scraped and put a towel on the painted side of the mag so as not to mar it. It takes quite a while even with the WD40
     

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