What Are Trim Rings?
Trim rings are car accessories that can be installed on top of your car’s wheels. They are commonly used to cover dented, scraped, or scuffed rim lips. On the other hand, some car owners use them to beautify their car’s wheels. And that is why they are also called beauty rings. These rings can be made up of plated steel or ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), which is a type of plastic.
Installing beauty rings is almost the same as installing hub caps. First, make sure that the wheels you are going to place these rings on are suited for them. Steel wheels manufactured after 1974 have a high chance of being capable of wearing universal trim rings.
If the wheel can be fitted with a trim ring, then you can just easily snap those rings on to it. Just place the trim ring on top, and then push it forward to the wheel. You do not need hammers or any kind of tools to lock the rings on the wheels. You can just smack it with the side of your hand.
Using tools such as hammers or even rubber mallets will only damage the ring and it can put a dent on your rim lips. Some trim rings have stiff clips. If yours is like that, you can put some grease on the clips to make it slide easier to the rim.
To remove the rings, get a flat blade screwdriver. Push the screwdriver on the clips near the center of the ring and let them unclip.