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diesel007's Avatar ***No More Rusty hubs DIY***
diesel007
08-05-2006
Every two weeks I jack my car up and pull off the wheels to clean the suspension, wheels wells, and the inner wheels. I also do this to inspect the inner-wheels, inner-tires, and suspension components. The hubs on BMWs love to corrode and rust. Cosmetically it's really not a big deal because the...
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By rubber_ducky on 08-09-2008, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by umcool911ok View Post
Did this, good DIY, but the rust came back quick.
Everyone should just paint it while they are at it.
I don't think it's a good idea to paint the hub face (where it mates with the back of the rim). But the other surfaces can safely be painted.
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By theblackmamba on 04-24-2009, 11:16 AM
You dont want to put anti seize on the lug bolts...
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By Jimbo_325xi on 04-26-2009, 03:13 PM
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Did this, good DIY, but the rust came back quick.
Everyone should just paint it while they are at it.
I agree in the long term that is the solution to this problem.

Does anyone know what is the color (silver) applied to the wheel hubs?

My idea is buying a spray that mach the colour as close as possible, of course, I think the front face of the hub should be avoided if you don't want to have vibrations problems.
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By PaulBailey@ltbmw on 04-26-2009, 03:17 PM
Great DIY
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By SteveChester on 11-16-2009, 10:56 AM
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Does the front of the hub come off or do I need to spray it on the car?
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By 135forthewin on 11-22-2009, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo_325xi View Post
I agree in the long term that is the solution to this problem.

Does anyone know what is the color (silver) applied to the wheel hubs?

My idea is buying a spray that mach the colour as close as possible, of course, I think the front face of the hub should be avoided if you don't want to have vibrations problems.
I just picked up some silver brake caliper paint at my local advanced auto parts. It matches the stock wheels pretty damn well, and is very easy to clean now. Definitely the best solution after getting rid of all the rust IMO.
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By IancoleTX on 03-17-2010, 08:46 AM
I just did this, it came out awesome. Great write-up!
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By TizSuperrQ on 03-30-2010, 11:03 PM
Bavauto sells a mat that goes between the hub and the rim, its very affordable and it keeps the wheels from sticking to the hub too..
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By Dayclone on 04-24-2010, 02:46 PM
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Will the antiseize prevent rust from building up again?
You could always sandblast it too to remove the rust....

Steve
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By kiwi29 on 07-22-2011, 04:12 AM
can it be done to the disk itself? or would it be dangerous?
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By churchillps on 08-28-2011, 04:56 PM
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By dy62180 on 08-28-2011, 09:40 PM
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Looks great! Gonna try this out next week.
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By Moe's M3 on 11-05-2011, 06:00 AM
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Excellent tip

Great tip, Ryan. I do take all my wheels off from my M3 once a month to clean the inner wheels and the suspension assembly. The first time I took the wheels out it gave me a hard time just to get the wheels off from the hub, and there it was, rust all over the place. I've been using a wire brush to remove the rust from the hub, and it was okay, however the rust kept on coming back every time I had the wheels taken out, so from now on I'll take your suggestions. Great work, man...
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By john33ny on 03-03-2014, 10:49 AM
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Has anyone attempted to paint their hubs with plasti dip? Do hubs exceed 200F ?
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By maruzo on 03-26-2014, 10:05 PM
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Nice job, OP. Followed ur suggestion this week and sanded the rusting rotor hub on all four wheels.

Applied the anti-seize onto the hub and wheel center as well to avoid the rims locking onto the hub again.

It was a biatch to loosen the rims!! Took me nearly 20 minutes (EACH!)for the first 2 wheels. Didn't know better so i just used WD40 and a rubber mallet to knock the rims off the rotor.


Bought a can of catalyst suggested by the Oreilly's folks. Best 2.99 ever spent. Just spray it on, knock on the rims and tires a bit, wait 5 minutes and then knock on it again.


Much easier with the remaining 2 wheels with the catalyst!
Last edited by maruzo; 03-26-2014 at 10:19 PM.
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By index1489 on 03-27-2014, 12:07 PM
You guys really need to be careful not to get any of that stuff on the threads
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By maruzo on 03-27-2014, 09:22 PM
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what happens when u got them on the threads?
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