203 wheel centres

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  1. DavidL

    DavidL Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I need a cheap set of wheel centres for a new set of wheels. There are loads on ebay but has anyone bought some that fit properly? I imagine they are cheap for a reason in some cases!
    Thanks
     
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    Most have had success with the ones from eBay.

    For me they didn’t fit, and I got a genuine set from MB for around £50.
     
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    I still have my cheap eBay wheel centre caps 4 years after buying them.
    They are in better condition than the alloys:(
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    Genuine ones from MB are around £15 each, why bother with E-bay knock offs ?? I bought 4 about 20 months ago and they still look brand new.
     
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    eBay ones are £5 for 4 lol

    I still got mine from Merc though
     
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    .. I'm all for oem parts but in this case I bought my replacements (perfect fit) IMG_20181110_215029.jpg from I think the same ebay shop, went to our favourite Italian with the money we saved not buying the MB items! ;)
     
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    Have you got a link to the exact ones you bought please Ed? ;)
     
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    There's an offer for cheap original MB ones on Amazon, search based on the part number.
     
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    I'm sure I only paid just short of 6 quid for mine but was back in June. The prices seem to vary for the same items. Hey, if they fall apart after 6 months I'll just just get some new ones (then go out for another Italian! ;))
     
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    Just looked at the receipt for my original MB ones. £9 each + vat.
     
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    Yeah think I paid around £10-£11 each.
     
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    My old ones. IMG_20181111_105402.jpg my black ones
    That's not a bad price tbh. Ans they are better quality really. The current Mrs Edd1968 has oem ones on her wheels, they are resin coated whereas mine are not and will tarnish with time.
     
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    How about if you spray them with some clear lacquer?
     
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    You just need a 'plastic' trim tool to pries them out, something flat screwdriver shaped, but not metal for obvious reasons...
     
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    You could do that. If you're going to use a potentially aggressive wheel cleaner then yes
     
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