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I have a chance to buy a set of derby caps for my rally wheels but a few of the bowls have some small dings in them. Is there people that can get these out? I'd rather fix up some used ones than get new ones.

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I beilieve the pieces you are referring to are stainless steel. You can do "wonders" in refurbishing stainless steel, including getting dents out. However, it is a long, tedious process to do it right. If this was a very rare piece of side trim or something then I would say yes it is worth it. For the rally wheel center bowls, which are readily available as new, I would say it is not worth it.

Just my $.02 Shawn



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Look in the phone book under "paintless dent removal" or use a search engine. These places are franchised all around the country.

They use what looks like giant dental tools to "massage" the back-side of the dent and smooth it back out.

Around here, there's a chain called "Dentmasters" and another called "The Ding King."

Hope this helps!

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Thanks for the tips guys, that changes my prospective on a lot of the parts I have. I guess getting them cleaned up could be better than getting new ones. I wanted to buy the caps because I figured I could ave some money getting used ones and havong the imperfections fixed. Thanks again!

[This message has been edited by Shawn (edited 05-02-2001).]
 

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I've removed the dents from all my stainless trim, but I wouldn't try it on center caps b/c of the cost of replacements as mentioned and especially since their is no acess to the back of the stainless. There is a second plate of steel on the inside (crimped all around) that makes it very difficult to do any work.
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