Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar
Go Back   NJFBOA - Home of New Jersey's Camaros and Firebirds > Tech Forums > Appearance

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
dgPltt
 
dgPltt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs
Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)
Rust on Chrome Lug Nuts

Hello Everyone,

I have some lug nuts that were sitting in a humid garage for 10 years and are starting to get pitting on the chrome. What is the best way to remove and then prevent it from getting worse?

Thank you for any suggestions,
Doug,

[/IMG]
dgPltt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 01:37 PM   #2
BonzoHansen
Admin.
 
BonzoHansen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hamilton, NJ
Posts: 20,066
iTrader: (27)
clr, evaporust might work. A little wd40 on some 000 steel wool mightndo the trick
__________________
Vent Windows Forever! ... My junk ... NJ Camaros and Firebirds

The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand. Or so I have read.

Feather-light suspension, Konis just couldn't hold. I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors.

Hey everybody, it's good to have you on the Baba-too-da-ba-too-ba-ba-buh-doo-ga-ga-bop-a-dop
BonzoHansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 02:15 PM   #3
Jersey Mike
Power Member/NJFBOA Bookie/Moderator
 
Jersey Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: North Jersey = Best Jersey.
Posts: 4,435
iTrader: (12)
Social Networks:

That happened to mine after a couple of years of use and weather exposure. I didn't bother trying to clean them up since they're cheap enough to replace
__________________

1995 Firebird... Stock-ish.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LS1ow View Post
Good. He microwaved my phone 6 years ago, i hope his intake erupts.
Jersey Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
Paul Huryk
 
Paul Huryk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Posts: 831
iTrader: (0)
A set of new ones is $30 - if not less, replace!
__________________


1984 Camaro: 350 Auto, Global West Suspension, Baer Brakes, CTW Wheels
1989 GTA: Bolt-on L98. Global West Suspension, full Magnaflow exhaust, Wilwood Brakes, CTW Wheels

http://www.ctw-motorsports.com
We can fit 275-40-17 tires on your 3rd gen - give us a call!
Paul Huryk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2017, 08:22 PM   #5
dgPltt
 
dgPltt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs
Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jersey Mike View Post
That happened to mine after a couple of years of use and weather exposure. I didn't bother trying to clean them up since they're cheap enough to replace
I'm going to try what Bonzo suggest and if that doesn't work go with what you and Paul said. $30.00 is a tank of gas, I try to save where I can to put into more important things. But in the end that is still not much money. Thanks guys!
dgPltt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017, 09:45 PM   #6
dgPltt
 
dgPltt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs
Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)
[IMG][/IMG]

Just wanted to update this in case anyone else ever runs into the same issue. Today I got these lug nuts looking pretty close to new by using some polish. I used "blue magic" metal polish cream, and it worked great. I was going to use the evaporust like bonzo mentioned but it was more expensive then the polish and the threads were in decent shape. Just had to be careful not to get any polish on the threads since it leaves a protective coating.
dgPltt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2017, 08:07 PM   #7
ar0ck
Resident Camera Guy
 
ar0ck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 10,969
iTrader: (2)
Social Networks:

Those look great with some elbow grease!
__________________
ar0ck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2017, 08:13 PM   #8
MDSheds_SS
11 sec club
 
MDSheds_SS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Woodbridge
Posts: 834
iTrader: (1)
Social Networks:

Nice nuts
__________________
99 Z28 Trick Flow 215s milled to 61cc 228/232 Cam Fast 102 built 4l65e trans 4000 converter 12 bolt 410s Electric WP deleted PS/AC Dyno & Track tuned
2015 ATS Coupe. AWD 2.0 Turbo
2012 2500hd Silverado with LTZ 20s on 35x12.5x20
86 Buick GN Lesabre 1 of 117 (4-Sale)
MDSheds_SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2017, 08:44 PM   #9
unstable bob gable
American Road Warrior
 
unstable bob gable's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wastelands of NJ
Posts: 6,115
iTrader: (2)
Them boys be shiny.
__________________
unstable bob gable: LEGENDARY LEGEND,
ICONIC ICON, AND AMERICAN BAD AZZ!!!

1991 Dodge Spirit R/T: Gran'pa lookin' 150+ mph turbo rocket.

2013 Dodge Avenger RT: Wastelands cruiser.

2008 Crown Vic Police Interceptor: 'Nuff said!

THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS WORSE THEN IMPORTS ARE RICED OUT IMPORTS!!!
unstable bob gable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2017, 09:38 PM   #10
dgPltt
 
dgPltt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Philadelphia Suburbs
Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDSheds_SS View Post
Nice nuts
Lol, thanks guys!
dgPltt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2017, 11:12 AM   #11
The_Bishop
Power Member
 
The_Bishop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Posts: 1,592
iTrader: (3)
In the future: Barkeeper's Friend works really well for this kind of stuff.
__________________
1998 Z-28 - SLP lid - Ported TB - LS6 Intake - Dynatech SS headers/Catted Y - Magnaflow Exh - 3.42 - Yank SS3600 - UMI weld-in subframe connectors, Adj LCA, Adj PHB, Q1A TA - Bolt-in Relocation Brackets - Strano springs - Koni shocks - 17" C6Z06 wheels - 326HP/335ft-lbs - 12.35 @ 110.41

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackbirdws6 View Post
I can appreciate a dream but this person needed some real friends.
The_Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  NJFBOA - Home of New Jersey's Camaros and Firebirds > Tech Forums > Appearance

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Sponsor List














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.