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      07-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Cleaned the rusty hubs today

I hated looking through my nice shiny wheels at rusty hubs so today on the hottest day of the year I decided to do something about it

I wire brushed the hubs to remove the worst and then a gentle rub with wet and dry. Once done a nice coat of silver smooth Hammerite and jobs a goodun

Matches the wheels nicely and tidies it up a bit.



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      07-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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I want to do the exact same thing ...
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      07-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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I did mine at the end of last year, and the winter and 4000 miles later and they still look good. It a job worth doing!
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      07-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Looks great pal.

I've been meaning to do mine for over 6 months.
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I'm going to do mine eventually in the next few weeks cheers for reminding me
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      07-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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Add three coats of lacquer to finish it off:

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blues n twos do you first removed wheel?

Can you show/picture which "tools" you use ?
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blues n twos do you first removed wheel?

Can you show/picture which "tools" you use ?
Remove a wheel at a time, once off, chock wheels and leave in neutral and you can spin the hub to make it easier to do.

My wheel nuts are 17mm so you will need a socket and torque wrench.
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I'm going to do mine eventually in the next few weeks cheers for reminding me
Pick a really hot day so the rusty dust sticks to you it makes the whole experience more enjoyable lol
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Remove a wheel at a time, once off, chock wheels and leave in neutral and you can spin the hub to make it easier to do.

My wheel nuts are 17mm so you will need a socket and torque wrench.
I mean "tools/cleaner" for cleaning (which brake cleaner and sand paper )?

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I mean "tools/cleaner" for cleaning (which brake cleaner and sand paper )?

A stuff wire brush and any grade wet and dry will do the job.

A decent paint brush but not to big and away you go.

I only painted the hubs not the callipers in case you were thinking of doing those. They are a bit more involved.
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Mine never went like that. Good job mate! Looks much nicer.
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looks good...what are you doing tomo? lol
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Or you can use a wire brush attachment to a drill and do the whole job much quicker
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Looks so much better! Meaning to do mine along with the callipers but either need to send the wife and kids out shopping for the day or take a day off work in order to get a few hours to myself! I may also wait for some cooler weather!
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Mine never went like that. Good job mate! Looks much nicer.
Mine neither, I was just thinking its strange how this effects some cars and not others... neither of my E9x's have had much of a problem with this but a lot of cars I see have it really badly... maybe different disc manufacturers get used during assembly and its luck of the drawer what type you get?
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Did NSF hub only today. 3 coats and also sprayed the bolts as they weren't in the best condition. Came out nice.
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