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How to remove center caps - Eagle Alloy?

Hey all, likely another simple deal, but anyone have experience changing center caps on Eagle Alloy rims? Mine are showing rust, and I want to Plasti-Spray them black, w/o the meticulous masking I'd have to do if they were left on for that. I tried using a strap wrench, assuming they were the push-in type, but I don't want to damage them. Many thanks!

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Mine r plastic but have 3 real allen head bolts that hold them on and 3 that r just 4 looks !! Probably no help but just chiming in

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Mine aren't bolted in, unless it's behind the rim...
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Hard to tell on my phone but it looks like they will come off with rim off hub !!

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Yeah aftet taking a better look I am almost positive if u take rim off truck they should just push out the back !!

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On mine, the center caps just slide out the rear once you pull the rim off the truck.

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Well, that would solve losing the center cap problem I've heard so much about

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Much obliged for the help!

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