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Custom-Painted Spare Tire Cover
After years of trouble with canvas spare tire covers that tear off, blow off or get stolen, Floyd Neely, of Huntsville, Mo., decided to invent a cover of his own that would wear well and discourage thieves.
"This cover locks in place so thieves can't easily remove either the cover or the spare tire. Also, it can't blow or tear off the tire. With a custom paint job, it'll actually enhance the looks of your truck or camper," explains Neely.
To mount the cover, a metal disc, the same diameter as the tire being covered, is placed over the tire. Next, an outside strip is wrapped tightly around the tire thread and locked at the bottom. It holds the covering disc tightly over the studded area of the tires so the tire can't be removed without unlocking the cover.
Covers are available for the smallest trailer or camper tires to the largest pickup or RV tire. Made from 20 ga. steel, the standard model sells for $38. A stainless steel model sells for $52.
Neely works with artists to paint the broad side of the cover, but says he encourages customers who want a custom paint job to have the job done by a local artist or sign painter. "Then, you can tell them exactly what you'd like, especially if the painting is to be something personal, such as a painting of your farm. What's more, you can probably get the job done cheaper by a local artist," he points out.
Decals can also be applied to the cover's surface.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Floyd Neely, Yosemite Recreational Products, P.O. Box 90, Huntsville, Mo. 65259 (ph 816 277-3108).

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