|Decorative Wheel Covers
|Using the template, trace the star pattern onto the painted disk. Use the hub cut-out metal disk taped to the pattern to center it on the white painted disk. Note orientation of stem hole to star pattern.|
|Using low-stick masking tape, (it just happens to be blue) mask the edges of the star then trim with a craft knife and straightedge. The white star is being masked.|
|After spray painting the unmasked portion of the wheel cover blue, peel back the masking tape to reveal the white star underneath!.|
|Tape from the backside, the metal hub cut-out disk so you can establish a center point. Then mask the center area as shown. Replace the compass' pencil with a craft knife, cut a circle & remove the masking tape.
Mask the remainder of the wheel cover with newspaper, paint the center red then remove the masking material.
|Self-adhering door edging purchased from Auto Zone is perfect for making a neatly trimmed edge for the wheel cover.|
|Brass wood screws are used to secure the decorative wheel cover to the wood backup ring glued to the wheel's hub.
Looks pretty neat eh?
|Install the wheel on the plane and secure either with a self-locking nut or a decorative acorn nut secured with Locktite. *** Go fly! ***|
|#9 Masking Star|
|#10 Remove Masking|
|#11 Center Circle|
|#12 Applying Edging|
|#13 Final Assembly|
|#14 ALL DONE!|