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    Are the lug nut washers good to use to keep painted rims looking good ??

  • #2
    Originally posted by lpl87 View Post
    Are the lug nut washers good to use to keep painted rims looking good ??
    YES!!! very much so. I highly recommend them. A good investment.
    "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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    • Mark Maron
      Mark Maron commented
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      NO they are for egged or wallowed out holes...

    • Apple Green Wheels Rule
      Apple Green Wheels Rule commented
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      I used them because my wheels are old and when tightening the nuts the paint chips bigtime, they are not powdercoated. Since I started using them, the paint hasn't chipped at all.

  • #3
    I like them also
    They are for wallowed out holes bur serve this extra purpose
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #4
      they work well for me.
      In some cases I have seen hub studs that for whatever reason were too short. In these cases, the coned washer will use up too many threads and in that case i would avoid them

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      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        Great thought

      • BNCHIEF
        BNCHIEF commented
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        Good point Tbird for safeties how long should your studs be if using these Vince falter is against the use of these per his site and states valid reasons i however do not see a problem if you can engage enough studs. This could be a real good item for owners to check I have randy gross drums so I assume mine are correct.

      • tbirdtbird
        tbirdtbird commented
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        Chief, I cannot give you an exact thread count, I judge it by eye.
        The engineers have a formula they use, so many threads per so much diameter.
        BUT I am not sure I trust the formula, it is the same one whereby Ford started using only 4 threads per spark plug on their 5 Liter motors a few years ago, and the plugs were blowing out of the holes. What works on a drawing board don't always cut it in real life.
        I would certainly like way more than 4 lug nut threads to catch, prolly at least 6.

        I don't use them for wallowed holes; I use them to protect the paint on rims with good holes, and for that they work well.
        For wallowed out holes i think you are on your own. Might work but who can guarantee safety?

      • BNCHIEF
        BNCHIEF commented
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        I would think enough thread to fill 75% of the nut but i have not measured either.

    • #5
      Thanks I was wondering !

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      • #6
        Originally posted by lpl87 View Post
        Are the lug nut washers good to use to keep painted rims looking good ??
        Not at all. they are when the holes are egg shaped or walloed out...if your forced to use them, then go ahead but start to look for new rims.

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        • #7
          I "feel" that washers would cause nuts to LOOSEN easier.
          Bill W.

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          • Mark Maron
            Mark Maron commented
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            They were created as a BAND-AID to correct a problem and in turn they will center the lug not on the rim...Not good....new rims are needed. Don't Recommend if you don't have to, and I agree with Bill!

          • Mark Maron
            Mark Maron commented
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            I agree, they are nothing more than a BAND-AID to correct a problem, They were made to center the holes of the lug so the nut does not slip though. You need new rims and not a wise purchase. IMHO

        • #8
          With GOOD wheels, I prefer bare metal on the taper, Don't oil them.
          Chief taught me, "Tighten them until you hear a "SCREECH" & that's a perfect 55 Lbs torque"!
          Dad Scientific

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          • Barry B./ Ma.
            Barry B./ Ma. commented
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            I just used a new set on a friends town sedan and you have to use care tightening them, get the 5 nuts tight then go back a couple of times to tighten some more, I think there is some deformation in the washers when you first tighten them.

          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            Welcome Barry to the VFF
            If you want to make a regular post and not a comment just type into the box that says "write something" comments do not add to your post count as the regular posts do. You can also do a QUOTE by clicking the little quote button..

        • #9
          they are taking a set good idea to use a torque wrench more important to be sure you ave enough stud threads for a good grip.

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          • BILL WILLIAMSON
            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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            Chief,
            Gregg & I found that the CRANK will torque lugs to 55 Ft Lbs, IF you are reasonably STRONG!---Since he's gone, I use my LOOOONG Torque Wrench, that Mitch sent me!
            Dad Weak

        • #10
          I use the washers on my good non- ob longed wheels
          Do I get a spanking now?
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • BNCHIEF
            BNCHIEF commented
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            Read Vinces comments on his sight I have used them as well thinking they were a good thing.We have company it appears my wheels are good but I can see where the washers could allow them to get loose over time, but I alwaus check my wheels before a tour.

          • BILL WILLIAMSON
            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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            BEND OVER!!!----I'll BEAT you with that Torque Wrench!
            SA Dad

        • #11
          Use a 60degree to cut the excess paint out of the whole to prevent chipping
          http://jmodela.coffeecup.com

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          • #12
            Have had them on the car since I bought it. No problems observed in 14 years.

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            • #13
              Originally posted by tbirdtbird View Post

              I don't use them for wallowed holes; I use them to protect the paint on rims with good holes, and for that they work well.
              On freshly painted rims or older for that matte, you should be taking an exact knife and cutting the paint out of the holes IMO to protect that paint, not using the washers....IMHO

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