Now the winter is coming to a end (hopefully) i have started to put the gears into motion and get my wheels ready for spring/summer i should have had them in for some custom painted centers ages ago. To save myself some money on the refurb process i said i would remove the plastic studs/rim bolts due to the work involved of masking or replacing.. I have sourced some stainless steel rim studs for these replica rims at a very good price at £4.50 for a a pack of 10. Here's some pics. The studs came out with ease,some just crushed when pressure was applied. Tiny little thing's. Next weekend i will drop the wheels off for the next stage i have asked for the powder coated lips not to be refurbed as they are still corrosion free and are in very good condition even after two years+ I will be fitting the new stainless steel studs once the wheel have been custom painted.