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My car is just over two years old and the wheel nuts on the alloys, especially the locking nuts are now becoming terribly rusty and look terrible. I will have to go and get some alloy wheel paint and spray them but does anybody else have this problem?
 
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I don't have it on the Renault but it is a common issue on the 911!

I was going to replace the nuts or take them off and paint them silver but too be honest, apart from the fact that I coudln't be ar5ed taking them all off, I thought they would just end up getting scratched when they were taken off again in the future or the paint would come off when I put them back on etc.

I ended up buying a small tin of black enamel paint and using a fine brush just painted the ends that could be seen, they look great now - it sounds naff but looks really effective. I suppose it depends on how much of your bolts are showing, mine are pretty well recessed.
 

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VEL SATISfied said:
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My car is just over two years old and the wheel nuts on the alloys, especially the locking nuts are now becoming terribly rusty and look terrible. I will have to go and get some alloy wheel paint and spray them but does anybody else have this problem?
This is quite a problem I'm affraid. The two metals react with each other especially when to roads are wet and covered in salt.
A good spray with WD40 or simmilar will help but as OG says painting them will help a bit...
Just a job that will need to be repeated regularly
 
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neleh tells me my nuts have lost their sheen. Might be time for a bit of tickling up
 

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Thanks for the replies guys, I think I shall go with the black enamel paint as I have seen cars with alloys and black wheel nuts before and it does look smartish, better than rust anyway. Thanks again
 

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selwonk said:
neleh tells me my nuts have lost their sheen. Might be time for a bit of tickling up
If we had said something like that scen1c would get seriously wound up.......;) :p



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