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Old 03-23-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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best way to clean rust on wheel lugs?

getting rims powdercoated and now that i have my boxster on four towers i realize i should definitely get these lugs cleaned as their all rusted. what's the best way to clean it.. is there something i can just dip it in? also i noticed a lot of this rust on the brake disc.. does it perform okay? i mean my rims kind of cover it anyways...
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:16 AM   #2
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or are they called bolts..?
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:38 AM   #3
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I have this problem too. Surface rust on the wheel bolts. Any way to solve this, barring buying a new set? TIA.
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Clean 'em up and have the heads of the bolts powdercoated, too?
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I just sprayed them with silver paint...works great and looks new again.
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I was thinking of removing one from each wheel a day and letting it siting a cup of Coka-Cola to desolve the rust, then spraying head of the bolts with WD-40 to protect them from rusting in the future.... then replacing on to the wheel and taking the next set of bolts..... Is it super dangerous if i drive with only 4 bolts in the wheels, even if im not on the freeways?
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I was thinking of removing one from each wheel a day and letting it siting a cup of Coka-Cola to desolve the rust, then spraying head of the bolts with WD-40 to protect them from rusting in the future.... then replacing on to the wheel and taking the next set of bolts..... Is it super dangerous if i drive with only 4 bolts in the wheels, even if im not on the freeways?
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Not at all recommended! If you are gonna do it, just don't do it on any streets I drive - please!!

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Not at all recommended! If you are gonna do it, just don't do it on any streets I drive - please!!

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Fair enough. Just dont do any public service bulletins in my cable providers area... I wouldnt be able to handle a 3 page long ticker going at the bottom of my screen for 2 hours

Does this mean i cant test drive my car on your street when i do my 1 wheel bolt only lightweight mod??????!!!!!! jk!
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i was under the impression that paint chips off easily on the bolts/lugs? i'm hesitant to powder coat them but its only like $.50 each to powder coat.
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I have used Naval Jelly to remove rust on my old Harley...

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Wheel bolt rust on mine was

horrible so I pulled them and used a bench grinder with a brass wire brush and finished them off with a dremel wire brush. After replacing, I used a metal protectant spray. They still look good after a few months but I am sure they will eventually rust again.

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Old 03-23-2007, 05:32 PM   #12
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ok i have one half of my bolts soaked in acetone, the other half soaked in very old coca cola. let's see what happens...
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