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      08-09-2008, 06:55 PM   #45
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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 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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      04-24-2009, 12:16 PM   #46
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You dont want to put anti seize on the lug bolts...
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      04-26-2009, 04:13 PM   #47
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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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      04-26-2009, 04:17 PM   #48
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Great DIY
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      11-16-2009, 11:56 AM   #49
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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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      11-22-2009, 04:09 PM   #50
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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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      03-17-2010, 09:46 AM   #51
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I just did this, it came out awesome. Great write-up!
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      03-31-2010, 12:03 AM   #52
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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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      04-24-2010, 03:46 PM   #53
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Will the antiseize prevent rust from building up again?
You could always sandblast it too to remove the rust....

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      07-22-2011, 05:12 AM   #54
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can it be done to the disk itself? or would it be dangerous?
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Looks great! Gonna try this out next week.
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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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Has anyone attempted to paint their hubs with plasti dip? Do hubs exceed 200F ?
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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!

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You guys really need to be careful not to get any of that stuff on the threads
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      03-27-2014, 10:22 PM   #61
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what happens when u got them on the threads?
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My favorite part of this diy is where the photos use to be..
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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.
This.
And I think it's even worse to apply any lubricating stuff
There has to be friction between hub and wheel. Otherwise all the torque and brake force is conveyed via the bolts only. You can find postings about sheared off bolts and lost wheels even on e90post. Beside that any stuff between hub and wheel acts as a spacer made from (more or less) thick/soft material causing the wheel bolts to come loose.

Applying anti seize paste to the inner hub rim and wheel center is fine

BTW I don't know about a stuck wheel that ever refused to come off using a good punch, kick or a whack with a rubber mallet

If the idea of shiny hubs makes you happy this is first choice:


and that works too but takes more time:
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