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Side spats fixing screw covers

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:03 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

I have noticed a missing screw/bolt cover on one our our wheel "spats". Does anyone know a source of a replacement? I'm assuming it's a two part cover, with the base under the screw, then a top that clips over it (like bathroom mirror fixings - only considerably bigger). Looking at the other ones on the van it has one crome one and two grey ones, so I assume someone has already done a fix at some time. Is grey the original?

Thanks in anticipation,
Simon

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RE: Side spats fixing screw covers

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:04 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

Ooops "chrome" not "crome" !!


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RE: Side spats fixing screw covers

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:37 am
by Ray Lawrence | 664 Posts

I just bought generic ones from Ebay, different colours available. I replaced all of mine with white.


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RE: Side spats fixing screw covers

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:23 pm
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

I searched for something strong (and large) enough yesterday and found these ones made by Timco - they are chrome plated brass (also made in other finishes and sizes - 12mm,14mm,16mm 18mm) and the caps screw on. I will use a little thread lock to ensure they don't depart earlier than I want! I actually bought these ones from their company shop on Amazon, so they arrived today via Prime. Cost £5.81.

I know they're not domed like the originals, however they're also not plastic and likely to go brittle and collapse (like the one it's replacing!). Being brass they should last well too. Having found 16mm to be the right size (by chance they were the only ones in stock for immediate dispatch!) I have now ordered some more in satin nickel finish, which should look better with the silver spats.

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RE: Side spats fixing screw covers

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:12 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

I remember pricing up a set of the originals at AL ten years or so ago and having to have smelling salts administered. Talk about ridiculous pricing!

Let us know how you get on with the replacements.


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RE: Side spats fixing screw covers

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:28 pm
by Stevejoyce | 573 Posts

Although ours doesn't have these, it does look like a better way of fixing the wheel spats than the later type.


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