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Default Wheel nut covers fly off!

Just put on a new set of nut covers (SST) and used electrical tap to help hold them on, it did not work. Anyone have a good way to keep them on, but also lets you remove then when needed?
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Just put on a new set of nut covers (SST) and used electrical tap to help hold them on, it did not work. Anyone have a good way to keep them on, but also lets you remove then when needed?
Black RTV, small dab inside on at least three of flat surfaces. Has worked better than the tape.
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I have the reverse problem. I have to hammer the nut covers off the front and because of this i am reluctant to put them on the rear, because I can't swing the mallet in there to remove them.
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This is what I use.
https://www.kentool.com/index.php/pr...-cover-remover
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I have one just like it. Can also be used to install nut covers.
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Make sure you have the correct size nut covers as they come in 1 1/2" as well as 33mm.
Also, the plastic chrome ones will not last like the stainless steel ones.
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I had one lug nut on a rear wheel that always threw the chrome cap.. I had it replaced with a new one at the next tire change. Not a problem now.
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There was one similar to the Kentool one in the storage bins when we got the Bird. It is shaped to fit the hex of the nut covers and works well. I'm not around the bus right now to give a pic. I use the cheap Chinese covers made of stamped steel and they are chromed but will rust fast. They are cheap and available at most truck supply houses in buckets near the counter. Right near the new nuts themselves. Hired mechanics will lose your covers every time they take a wheel off or put a new one on if you don't stand there and watch. Standing there and watching folks do your wheel installs is a GOOD idea anyway but they do disappear.

And, while I am at it, I have this thing I found in a drawer and do not know what it is for. Here's a picture. Anyone know?
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And, while I am at it, I have this thing I found in a drawer and do not know what it is for. Here's a picture. Anyone know?
That is pretty big isn't it? Is the suction cup about 3-4" and how long is the blue plastic part?
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Les, the suction cup is maybe 1 1/2" in diameter and the whole thing is about 8" long. No marking that I could see.
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