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Rusty nuts !!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by *Thumper, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. *Thumper

    *Thumper Banned

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    I've got rusty nuts !!!!!! ........... :mad::mad::mad::mad::Oops:
     
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    They all do that. They used to have a stainless steel cap on the top but no longer.
     
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    I thought that;s what you said.....I can't normally help on the technical side...but in this case I may be of assistance:lol:a good old rub down with an oily rag:lol:
     
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    My dad's old w203 C-Class had this problem. So I sorted it for him. I painted them and then did a clear coat of lacquer on them which would protect them and prevent rusting again. Worked a treat and looked nice too.
     
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    Thumper, Aluminium Paint works very well easy to do. Take 2 studs from each wheel good rub down with wire brush and the brush paint not spray can. Let dry and apply second coat again let dry over night ideally that will stop the wrench nipping the paint off the corners. Refit and do the others. Needles to say DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR WITH THE WHEEL STUDS MISSING. If you want to use the car buy some SPARE wheel bolts. What model do you drive? I may well have some wheel bols for it.
     
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    That sounds painful, but could be worse. :lol:
     
  7. Cole@MBS

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    Just take it to your dealers, we used to fit hundreds when i was working there!!!
     
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    Thanks for the advise, guys and gals ........ of course, they are Bolts, before someone corrects me ............. I had this on the wifes 54 plate ... and MB just kept replacing them.

    I'm gonna go to the dealer at some point ............... but why cant they sort the problem, it's been going on for years !!!!!

    I dont use chemicals either ...... I use a steam cleaner ............. Brilliant, just Brilliant !!
     
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    Yes this is called the "Rusty Nut's" syndrome many people have it ...The cause is they haven't seen any action in a while ??? :lol::lol:
     
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    I'm working on that ... see other thread !!
     
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    rusty nuts`n coke

    An old gunsmiths trick: Coke a cola,soak your rusted parts in coke(the fizzy dentists joy stuff) and the rust will dissolve,don`t leave too long to soak as the part will too . Cheaper than WD 40.
    Bolt and bleed nipples can be released using freeze spray(plumbers merchants and boots chemist) Boots veruka treatment freeze spray.
    Strange but true!
    Not sure about other parts of the body though!
    Alan.
     
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    There you have it Thumper, stick your nuts in the freezer and they will be cured :shock:
     
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    It can leave your fingers feeling sticky ;):D
     
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    Wel maybe if I dip em in Coke, and put them in the freezer ......... I wont have to worry about the other, for a while :)
     
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    You could ask the price of the new CLS wheel bolts,,they are rather nice and plated
     
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    Might just drop off though...
     

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