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Metal Dust caps

Post by Barbs on Sat 19 Sep 2015 - 10:54

ok its not really a mod but just bought some Renault Metal Chrome Tyre Valve Dust Caps they have tiny Renault logos on them. I know sad....only £2.06 including p&p

I'll get my coat .....
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Post by Araf on Sat 19 Sep 2015 - 17:23

Yes, and then go and take them off, and refit the old plastic ones, unless the new ones are brass (highly unlikely).

You will get galvanic corrosion between the cap and valve stem, the caps will get stuck, and you'll have to cut the valves off and have the tyres removed to fit new ones.

Pretty, but pretty useless.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 19 Sep 2015 - 18:12

but they look good . Leave them on till next week

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Post by SheStevo on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 8:33

Mark says rub some Vaseline on the valve threads and then screw them on, or copper grease if you have it. He reckons that will stop it. Sheila.

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Post by Barbs on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 8:48

I will have a word at work fitter is bound to have some. Thanks Sheila.

Funny we were talking about you last night and 'those cakes' need to do it again.

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Post by Araf on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 9:20

Barbs wrote:Funny we were talking about you last night and 'those cakes' need to do it again.

A sprinkling of special herbal ingredients?  Shocked

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Post by Barbs on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 9:50

Araf wrote:
Barbs wrote:Funny we were talking about you last night and 'those cakes' need to do it again.

A sprinkling of special herbal ingredients?  Shocked
calories....
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Post by Anthony1664 on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 17:11

I made that mistake when I had an Alfa MiTo lovely caps till it came to needing to take them off to check pressure, forced 3 off the 4th trashed the tyre valve and had to get a new one fitted
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Post by Barbs on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 17:17

I will get some stuff on them tomorrow. with all the machinery we have at work there must be something that would work. Maybe even that silicon grease that stops the roof noise.

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Post by Anthony1664 on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 17:33

ACF50 is a good product for anti corrison use it on the motorbikes and seems to work well. Also a fan of GT85 which brings plastics up lovely too and has worked to stop creaking of Windys roof
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Post by Barbs on Sun 20 Sep 2015 - 17:49

Windys roof... Love it

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Post by Barbs on Tue 13 Oct 2015 - 23:25

Caps all greased up hopefully sorted. Ok you have to look hard to see them but sooooo cute.

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Post by knebby on Tue 13 Oct 2015 - 23:34

Is it just me that doesn't seem to have roof rattles or is it cos my roof is never up?!
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Post by Barbs on Wed 14 Oct 2015 - 6:56

Mine doesn't rattle when its greased but as I said before I don't think your car has a roof Knebs lol

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