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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 13, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Finish options - long hex lugs

Hey guys -

I've finally nailed down my set of 2.5" long hex lug nuts that are chrome. I had to have the conical seats machined into them to work with my Vintage Wheel Works V40s. So, I've got the machined bases that will obviously rust in days.

I'm going in the 'early T/A-style' so I want to move away from standard bling'd out chrome. Any thoughts on possible coatings or plating? Looking for something that might replicate stainless or flat grey or flat black. Anodizing? Other thoughts?

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Any coating, whether paint, cadium plating, or powder coating, will rub off.
I believe about the only 'fix' is antiseize and wipe off the excess after tightening.

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Re: Finish options - long hex lugs

Agree with Everett. Chrome will probably last the longest. Have you thought about black chrome?


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Re: Finish options - long hex lugs

Interesting thought about the antiseize...I may try that. I like black chrome but I have a feeling it'll be $300 minimum or some such nonsense.

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Actually ... the antiseize would probably outlast 'Black Chrome'
Black Chrome is a very touchy finish and not thick enough to stand up to contact from normal sockets/wrenches if used on fasteners.
Use of the lined tools may help, but probably not that much.

If you want to dull down the chrome a little, and give a better tooth for the antiseize coat, just have the lugs blasted with some light/soft media (like walnut shell) to remove the surface 'bling' but not enough to remove the plating.

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They do have plastic lines sockets to help protect the lug nuts and rim. I'd get a set of those. I've never had a problem with them
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