Hi, have bought a chrome surround for my petrol cap, question, how do you dismantle the cap and remove the alloy surround, thanks in anticipation.
MGTF petrol cap.... The two pieces will become seperated in a matter of seconds
Hi, if you need a bolt or two PM me and I will send you them, got a spare alloy surround and bolts cos new surround came with them.i dont suppose anyone knows if you can get the fake bolts without buying a whole new cap? or if you can mod a real bolt perhaps
I love this Mod and must have been lucky because I did mine in about 5 mins (using the how to of course) petrol cap and boot plates just compliment the factory fitted chrome handles,Thanks to this forum, just did it.
From a sorry looking chipped silver painted petrol cap, to a shiny chrome one.
Only took 40 minutes, and cost nothing at all!
I admit it took some effort to prise off the outer ring...thumbs weren't strong enough. But with the help of my better half - it started to pop free. Just like in the photos above.
Polishing by hand took me only 40 minutes.
I used 3 grades of sandpaper - coarse and then fine Harris decorators sandpaper to get through the silver paint and black primer down to the shiny chrome. Then extra fine 180 then 400 grade Flexovit paper to bring out the deep chrome finish.
After that I used some cutting paste, and finally Brasso and there it was.
It is beautiful, looks a treat. I left my left the allen bolts in place through the process and they look fine. The centre popped back in once lined up correctly.
I'm not lacquering mine, on the basis that the chrome parts of my bike stay shiny after years in all weathers.
Thanks again guys!
I really like the hand on legs, logo beside the petrol cap. :lol:I love this Mod and must have been lucky because I did mine in about 5 mins (using the how to of course) petrol cap and boot plates just compliment the factory fitted chrome handles,
what about some pics tho? heres mine show me yours;