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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Chevy tire caps

I bought these on eBay for $6, not bad
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 04:41 PM
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Those look nice, but I have to ask, are they aluminum?

If they are be very cautious about them sticking to the brass threads of the stems.

I learned about that the hard way. It ended up that I had to use my Dremel tool to cut the pretty red ones I bought off. What a pain in the butt that was.

I think that winter road salt might have been the culprit.
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i checked it out and this is what it said:
- Universal Chrome Car Tire Valve Stem Air Caps
- Material: Stainless steel alloy material
- Waterproof design: Car Tire Valves Caps Built-in Waterproof Ring

Though i can take that with a grain of salt since it came from overseas.
I too have harsh winters so i think i will take them off and put the basic ones on when that time comes.

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Those look nice, but I have to ask, are they aluminum?

If they are be very cautious about them sticking to the brass threads of the stems.

I learned about that the hard way. It ended up that I had to use my Dremel tool to cut the pretty red ones I bought off. What a pain in the butt that was.

I think that winter road salt might have been the culprit.

I had the same thing happen to me with aluminum caps and also had to cut two of them off with a dremel.
I think the corrosion was caused by dissimilar metals.


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I had the same thing happen to me with aluminum caps and also had to cut two of them off with a dremel.
I think the corrosion was caused by dissimilar metals.
Wide temperature fluctuations here in Texas in winter keeps us adjusting tire pressures; doesn't allow enough time for corrosion to develop. My experience anyway.

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