:welcome:Anybody know the correct or best way to remove baby moons off powder coated wheels. The moons are fairly new and they aren't what you call heavy gauge metal. Afraid to use a screw driver as I might damage the powder coating or even dent the cap. I've been told to use some kind of a heavy duty screwdriver shaped plastic tool (something they use on door panels). Anybody know where I can get something like that?
05-06-2013 10:27 PM
I've used an awl like this and slipped a small vac hose over the end onto the curve to remove caps before. All Purpose Awl 18
Or use a Flathead...wrap electrical tape or wire shrink around 3"s up. Heat until soft press on flat surface rotate repeat. Repeat entire process if it melts or gets chipped during pressing.
It may seem like a cheesy kind of tool but it might work plus im kind of a cheapo in a way I could buy one that is made for such things but if I can make something out of stuff I have ill do it lol. I use this method alot with prying things around glass and fabric covered pieces so no rips or drag marks in the fabric
This just hit me never tried it but might work for your application. Either find a small rod with a round tip or take a 1/4" extension and round the end on it like a ball.
05-07-2013 08:06 AM
I have used my prybar and placed a shop towel on the area I was prying against and it worked out for me..Never thought of a special tool..
05-07-2013 03:16 PM
I have a Street Rodder from a few months ago with a diagram of how to make a tool for this. I'll try to remember to post it tonight.