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    I brought some new center wheel caps and they arrived in the post today i got these ones.

    ◆4 Pcs 68mm Car Wheel Tyre Centre Cap/Hat/Protector/Trim For BMW E36 E39 E46 E90 | eBay

    The only problem is i went to fit them but they dont grip my alloys I held them upto my original ones and they are as good as the same size.

    Is there away of making them fit? Has anyone else had this problem?

    I was thinking of getting a hairdryer and heating the prongs up abit then gently try to bend them out so they grip my alloys but im worried i will snap them.

    Please can someone help.

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    No one else had this problem then no? Theres been a few views on this thread but no ones said anything.

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    Glue em in

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    I was thinking about that but then if i sell the alloys i have to sell the center caps with them then

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    The E-bay seller mentions in the text that "Sticker"!!?!! may be used? I assume they mean Glue. But IF! I were to use a glue I would use one that is NOT! permenant.

    You should be able to move the tabs after applying a bit of heat from a Heatgun, But! it depends on what sort of plastic they have used! ie Some plastics (Thermosetting/Thermoplastic??) like to return to there original positions, watch the amount of heat though!! You might end up with a BMW carbon Embelemed BLOB.

    Are your wheels original or Reps?

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    ok mate i did see that about the sticker,

    And as for the alloys i have no idea mate they came with the car. There these ones,


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    I bought those centre caps from the same seller a while and mine fitted fine with no mention of "stickers".

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    its really wired they fit but they dont grip my alloys

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    Must be the clips then. Have a go at heating them up and bending them out a little.

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    Ok i was thinking that but really dont want to go breaking them, whats the best way to heat them up? a hairdryer?

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