Magnetic Hub Cap Conversion Kit

£14.00 ex VAT

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  Designed for Issues 3, 16, 37 and 39 of the Build the K2000 KITT Knight Rider by DeAgostini/Fanhome/Altaya. View Build Planner

Installation instructions

 

Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions are provided within this kit.

Please refer to the step-by-step photos here on this page for additional installation guidance.

  1. Remove the 5 screws from each hub cap.
  2. Turn over the hub cap and locate the centre mould mark on the rear.
  3. Peel the self-adhesive backing off a magnet and place directly in the centre of the rear of the cap. Be careful not to touch the adhesive and ensure the magnet is firmly and accurately pushed into place.
  4. Peel and place 5 chromed silver stickers inside the screw housings of the wheel. Use the soft-tipped applicator tool to ensure each sticker is fully adhered.
  5. That’s it! Your hub cap is now ready to magnetically re-attach to the wheel. Now repeat for all remaining hub caps.

To remove a cap – Place the felt-backed side of the protective tab against the hub cap, take the magnetic rod and slowly approach the hub cap until it attracts. You should now be able to pull the hub cap away from the wheel.

This magnetic conversion kit removes the need for the unsightly AM screws on the hub caps – converting them instead to a secure magnetic fixing and resulting in a more authentic look.

On KITT you shouldn’t see any visible screws or bolts holding the hub caps in place. The wheel bolts on KITT are barely visible at all in real life, hidden well behind the hub caps and adding to the futuristic look of the K2000. This makes it preferable and more realistic looking to remove the fixings altogether on this partwork model.

Upgrading your hub caps using this mod is quick and easy and won’t affect the structural integrity of the wheel at all. Plus, with the magnets being so powerful, you can rest assured that the hub caps won’t fall off your model once in place.

Converting the hub caps using this magnetic kit also allows quick and easy removal for future maintenance or access behind the wheels, or to quickly show off your drilled brake discs to your mates of course! (available here).

  Build tip:

Once you have the magnetic conversion kit installed, a good tip is to remove your hub caps during stages of the build where your caps are at risk of being scratched – such as when you need to lean the model on its side for instance.

As an additional detail, this kit also includes chromed silver stickers to place behind each hub cap in place of the screws, giving the impression of silver bolt heads just visible when you look through the hub caps’ holes – exactly how it would appear on the real KITT.

Features:

  • Removes 20 unsightly screws from your build!
  • More accurate looking
  • Easy to install
  • Enables quick, easy access to behind the wheels
  • Helps to protect the hub caps between build stages

What’s included:

5 x 3M backed powerful neodymium magnets (4 + 1 spare)
1 x Magnetic rod (for removing the magnetic caps)
1 x Felt-backed protective tab (to help protect the hub caps on removal)
1 x Soft-tipped sticker applicator
1 x Set of 24 chromed silver hole cover stickers (20 + 4 spare)
1 x Fully illustrated set of instructions

Magnet safety

Keep out of reach of children.

Important: Neodymium magnets are much stronger than ordinary magnets and pose a danger to children, heart pacemakers and magnetically sensitive items. Before using these magnets, please refer to the included ‘Magnet Safety’ insert regarding the safe use and storage of your magnets.

All other model parts and accessories shown in the photos outside of the ‘What’s included’ list above are not included and are shown purely for demonstration and application purposes.

 

  Designed for Issues 3, 16, 37 and 39 of the Build the K2000 KITT Knight Rider by DeAgostini/Fanhome/Altaya. View Build Planner

Installation instructions

 

Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions are provided within this kit.

Please refer to the step-by-step photos here on this page for additional installation guidance.

  1. Remove the 5 screws from each hub cap.
  2. Turn over the hub cap and locate the centre mould mark on the rear.
  3. Peel the self-adhesive backing off a magnet and place directly in the centre of the rear of the cap. Be careful not to touch the adhesive and ensure the magnet is firmly and accurately pushed into place.
  4. Peel and place 5 chromed silver stickers inside the screw housings of the wheel. Use the soft-tipped applicator tool to ensure each sticker is fully adhered.
  5. That’s it! Your hub cap is now ready to magnetically re-attach to the wheel. Now repeat for all remaining hub caps.

To remove a cap – Place the felt-backed side of the protective tab against the hub cap, take the magnetic rod and slowly approach the hub cap until it attracts. You should now be able to pull the hub cap away from the wheel.

This magnetic conversion kit removes the need for the unsightly AM screws on the hub caps – converting them instead to a secure magnetic fixing and resulting in a more authentic look.

On KITT you shouldn’t see any visible screws or bolts holding the hub caps in place. The wheel bolts on KITT are barely visible at all in real life, hidden well behind the hub caps and adding to the futuristic look of the K2000. This makes it preferable and more realistic looking to remove the fixings altogether on this partwork model.

Upgrading your hub caps using this mod is quick and easy and won’t affect the structural integrity of the wheel at all. Plus, with the magnets being so powerful, you can rest assured that the hub caps won’t fall off your model once in place.

Converting the hub caps using this magnetic kit also allows quick and easy removal for future maintenance or access behind the wheels, or to quickly show off your drilled brake discs to your mates of course! (available here).

  Build tip:

Once you have the magnetic conversion kit installed, a good tip is to remove your hub caps during stages of the build where your caps are at risk of being scratched – such as when you need to lean the model on its side for instance.

As an additional detail, this kit also includes chromed silver stickers to place behind each hub cap in place of the screws, giving the impression of silver bolt heads just visible when you look through the hub caps’ holes – exactly how it would appear on the real KITT.

Features:

  • Removes 20 unsightly screws from your build!
  • More accurate looking
  • Easy to install
  • Enables quick, easy access to behind the wheels
  • Helps to protect the hub caps between build stages

What’s included:

5 x 3M backed powerful neodymium magnets (4 + 1 spare)
1 x Magnetic rod (for removing the magnetic caps)
1 x Felt-backed protective tab (to help protect the hub caps on removal)
1 x Soft-tipped sticker applicator
1 x Set of 24 chromed silver hole cover stickers (20 + 4 spare)
1 x Fully illustrated set of instructions

Magnet safety

Keep out of reach of children.

Important: Neodymium magnets are much stronger than ordinary magnets and pose a danger to children, heart pacemakers and magnetically sensitive items. Before using these magnets, please refer to the included ‘Magnet Safety’ insert regarding the safe use and storage of your magnets.

All other model parts and accessories shown in the photos outside of the ‘What’s included’ list above are not included and are shown purely for demonstration and application purposes.

 

Reviews (9)

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Lotkowski (verified owner)

    Love this solution vs. stock hubcap installation. Had a slight issue with the magnet not sticking to the hubcap. Contacted Mike and he got back to me right away and sorted it out. Excellent customer service!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melanie Billington

    Great parts and loving it as well on the car

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    Lovely subtle little mod that elevates the overall quality of the model.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Robinson (verified owner)

    Fantastic mod! It really does make a difference. Very well thought out too! Thanks Mike!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Smith (verified owner)

    Quick and easy mod that adds a nice touch of realism to the wheels, much better than those horrible screws and makes it easy to take the caps off to avoid scratching when having to flip the model on its side during the build.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian Dubin (verified owner)

    Easy to install and really adds realism to the hubcaps. Thanks for adding extra spare chromed silver hole cover stickers as I accidentally dropped one. I really love how these make KITT look. Looking forward to seeing what's up next for KITT!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Hathway (verified owner)

    Brilliant just what the K2000 needed. Just what us ocd folks want, thanks Mike 👍👍

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrian shooter (verified owner)

    Excellent very good qualities

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony Dicker (verified owner)

    I have seen a few hun cap conversion kits out there and I am glad I bought this one, very easy to install and it looks great. Will be buying more from Mike lane mods in the future.