My flow forged wheel saga

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Maybe get a custom sized set of these.
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It would be nice to get a set of those aluminum caps. To tell you the truth, I’m so sick of this wheel mess I’m about ready to throw the whole set on the “track day extra crap” stack. I’m so ready to forget about it that I can’t hardly stand it. This was supposed to be a great upgrade, instead it’s $3000 and 6 months down the crapper. I could have had a set of real wheels for that money.
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Callaway said they will not make a set of aluminum center caps.

If need be my son is a machinist and we can make our own. We almost need a dedicated machine in the shop for one off parts like this so we don’t have to retool something else. Might be time to start looking around.

-Justin
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Rudevette wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:59 am Callaway said they will not make a set of aluminum center caps.

If need be my son is a machinist and we can make our own. We almost need a dedicated machine in the shop for one off parts like this so we don’t have to retool something else. Might be time to start looking around.

-Justin

That is disappointing to hear.
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Here is what I did. Plastic center caps off of eBay. I sanded and cleaned them, sprayed with plastic primer, painted with metallic black lacquer, painted lightly with pearl metallic silver lacquer overspray, applied two coats of lacquer clear it, stuck some c6 center cap decals on that I bought off of eBay, then sprayed two coats of lacquer clear coat over the top.

Not necessarily what I envisioned but given my situation it’s all I could think of trying. I’m going to run them and see if they grow on me. Like everything else, the person who does the project sees all of the flaws so maybe after I get them mounted and forget about them awhile I’ll like it better.

I also bought a new set of black lug nuts and dusted them with the silver metallic and clear coat.

-Justin
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That looks reasonably good, all things considered. Just my opinion for what it's worth.

The wheels, since they are branded in the barrels as CALLAWAY, you are fine by not over branding. At this point, I'd hate on UPS, but enjoy the car. Cheers. :beer
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That looks great. Congrats on making the best of the situation :beer
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Thanks everybody!!😺
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