I passed out while driving, and used this neat trick my wife HATES

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    occupant Junior Member

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    ...I wake up in the hospital after a heart attack and my wife has bought a 2008 LT sedan for us to get around in while I recover.

    Long story short we've been struggling and renting cars to run food deliveries and other such driving jobs and I literally worked myself to death. Thankfully everything is pretty much covered and the rental I was in escaped damage, but now we need to get this car in better shape. I'll post pictures if it ever stops raining. Nothing any of you kids haven't seen before, 4 lug steel wheels, has power windows and cruise control, but a plain radio/CD and cloth seats. It's got one hubcap missing, one cracked, and needs a good cleaning inside and out.

    I'm looking at maybe, since it needs two tires anyway, just get a set of four tires/wheels from something else. For that I think I need 57.1mm center bore, 4x100 lug, 42m positive offset. Wheels on it are 15's, I think. Honda has too a tight center bore to consider them, but wonder how hard it is to shave 1mm out to clear hubs. New Fit Sport wheels would look nice I think (that's what my parents drive). ut most of the 4x100 stuff I'm seeing locally in Ohio is Honda stuff. So the center bore becomes the problem.

    Screw it, hubcaps are $4 each at pick n pull and they have 28 Cobalts there plus a few G5's and HHR's and IONs. Can't not have a single one in there unless someone's been shooting them as clay overnight.
     
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    So what did you go with?
     
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    No hubcaps at PnP at all. There was one Ion hubcap (the four spoke design) that was in decent shape but missing the lug nut covers to attach it to the lug nuts. So that was a waste of time. No good headlights either, and every car was open to weather with soaked filthy interiors.

    I bought a set of 2014+ VW Golf generic hubcaps from Amazon (Marrow brand) and they look nice. Soon I'll have some 65mm stickers with gold bowties on them. Just have to decide between the silver background and black background. Trying to attach a picture now... new caps left side.jpg
     
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    The look great on the cobalt. Almost like they are stock.
     
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    Here's the right side of the car to show why I wanted to replace the headlight(s).

    new caps right side.jpg

    Considering a new pair on Amazon about $80, with black instead of chrome surrounds. They look like this:

    black Cobalt black headlights.jpg

    But I'm also hoping to just use some sandpaper and polish to bring that one back because the driver side one isn't bad at all. The interior needs a good cleaning and I'm hoping that I can borrow a friend's carpet spot cleaner tomorrow or Friday to see what I can do myself without spending $80-$120 for a steam extractor cleaning. These light gray GM seats and carpets show dirt so easily.
     
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    You are very fortunate to have survived both the heart attack. The Cobalt looks very clean.
     
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    I'm confused now. The right and left side wheels look the same? What are you planning on polishing?
     

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