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anybody have a suggestion for removing trim rings and center caps from rally wheels. I posted last week that I got my first set of rally wheels, but they need fixin'. I don't want to pull off the rings and center caps stupidly and ruin them. please help.

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I use the smallest crow bar or you can use a nail remover, or something that bends into a U shape and pry the trim ring near each clip. Once one is removed you can use your hands for the rest. For the centre cap use a straight blade screwdriver and wrap the end with a bit of tape and pry off the cap. Some will come off just using your fingers.

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I also use a little piece of a cut sock (im anal about my chrome) so that when I pry I dont knick or scratch my trim rings. And when putting them back on smack em lightly on opposite sides (right and left at the same time, then top and bottom at the same time) so that they go on evenly and minimize bending, instead of tapping them in with one hand all the way around the ring. Sometimes when you push the left side in the right wont go all the way, then you pound the right a little harder and the left pops out, then you get to bending the ring. Just my experience.
 

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I can remove my center caps (large Derby's) by grabbing them by both hands and give em a yank. For small SS rally wheel type that won't work though. Most trim rings are pretty tough and can be popped off with even a tire iron, then again, I never had a completely perfect set that would show microscratches either.

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I like to use a putty knife, as they are flatter and wider. I think they are less likely to damage the caps or rings.

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there are special tools for removing rings and center cap. OPG carries a special tool that removes everything. curved end with a rubber mallet on the other side.
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