Quickly Spot and Fix Nissan Sentra Wheel Covers Issues
Wheel covers protect the wheels lug nuts. It prevents the lug nuts from falling, and getting lost on the road. However, most vehicle owners buy them not because of their seemingly trivial function, but because of their aesthetic contribution. Wheel cover or hub caps issues are as simple and as trivial as their purpose. However, having the problems done by professionals are as expensive as the wheel covers themselves. Fortunately, Nissan Sentra wheel covers problems are easy to address, and could save you serious amount of cash if you do them yourself. Here are some of wheel cover issues and what you can do to fix them.
Getting rid of rust
Unfortunately, rusting is not limited to the body and engine of your car. Given its location, the wheel covers are prone to rusting as well. Not only does rust destroy your car's over-all look, it also destroys the wheel covers. The best way to combat rusting is to cure them as early as possible. Minor and shallow rusting found on the wheel covers can be removed by rubbing wet aluminum foil against it. Finish it up by buffing with a fine steel wool.
Getting rid of scratches
Because of its close exposure to the ground, the wheel covers are prone to dents and scratches. Addressing wheel cover scratches can be as simple as washing and polishing them. It just depends on how deep the scratches are. Use a damp sponge and apply plastic cleaner (for plastic) or glass cleaner (for aluminum or steel) on the affected area. Wipe the area in circular motion while putting some pressure on it. Then buff it out with a microfiber cloth. For deeper scratches, use a wet 600-grit sandpaper to scrub it with. And then, follow it up with a higher-grit sandpaper, then finally buff again with plastic or glass cleaner.
Getting rid of dents
Dents on wheel covers are one of the nastiest nightmares a vehicle owner could ever have. But do not despair and keep your wallet in your pocket. Addressing dents are not as painful as you may think. Detach the wheel cover from the wheel. Make the dent more visible by wiping the dented area with a soft cloth dipped in a water and denture cleanser mix. Use the rubber end of a knife to push the dent down until it's leveled with the rest of the wheel cover. Check the opposite side of the wheel cover to make sure that you're not pushing too far.