This is an issue I've been toying with, too. I know someone is reproducing these rings because I've seen cheap (but good quality) repro hubcaps for sale at parts meets in Italy, but AFAIK these are not available separately. Maybe you could remove the rings from the caps and carefully remove as much silver paint as possible, before re-applying the silvering?
I have successfully renovated a couple of these by lifting all the paint, applying silver enamel (with a fine hobby brush) on the inside of the lettering and then finishing them with black spray enamel. Its not too difficult to remove the old paint if you work slowly with a scalpel. Problem is, most have been sun-damaged and end up fogged in the same way that the Sprint GT sub dials do, so all the renovation work in the world wont make them look any good.
The other problem is the plastic clips on some of them snap REALLY easily when you try and remove them.
I have 5 rings 1 perfect, 3 paint messed up, 1 yellow.
I did a search on stripping paint from plastic.
Many sites mentioned brake fluid as a great stripper for plastic parts.
I've had the yellow ring soaking for close to 24 hours and the paint has not blistered at all!
They should paint the body of the cars with this paint!
I saw a product in the auto store the other day that supposedly removed yellowing from plastic convertible windows, maybe it works on other plastics!? Can't for the life of me remember what it was called though, lol!! But go into your local store and ask maybe.
As the car is a daily driver often ferrying grumpy wet and muddy kids I need belts to be safe but work properly as well.
I currently have the usual Securon ones and I found them very difficult, they twist often in the passing ring, they won't retract and lock too easily.
I decided to start...
I had the engine lid of my 1750 cleaned up and better painted this week. Under the paint they found this old (probably) paper sticker left there by the original seller in January 1969. Alec Mildren of Pymble Sydney. Sensibly my paint guy left it there.
Continuing from ...
So I've tacked in the repair piece behind the front wheel arch and extremely happy that pretty much the door and front guard marry together nicely and she looks lovely and straight.
Naturally I have some questions but first I'll show you where I'm at. Please ignore the door...
If you like the 1900 cars, maybe you follow my adventure inside the Touring world.
For now, a customer call me and tell me he just bought a coupe from Austria. The car is restored but need some works.
We make an appointment and I'll go to see the car. He opens the door...