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Cleaning tips for bolts?

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Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby Banana » 27 Jun 2008 18:20

My lug bolts got a little wet last season and could use a good cleaning
I've heard soaking them in Coca cola or vinegar overnight then
scrubbing them with a toothbrush works good..is this a good method,
or are there any other ways you guys clean your bolts?
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Postby DSkeet » 24 Aug 2008 20:10

I have mine soaking in diet dr. pepper(all i had lol) I am also looking to buy a bench grinder/buffer and a tumbler...
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Postby TSW Venom » 17 Sep 2008 18:09

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Re: Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby rav335uk » 17 Aug 2009 21:22

I'm just in the middle of polishing my BBS RM bolts.
I have gone this way and used the following:-

Cordless Drill
Autosol metal polish
Nitromors paint stripper
Cotton buds
Wonder wheels cleener

Put the bolts in Nitromoors to remove all the laquer of the bolts.
Then clean them using washing up liquid with a toothbrush.
Cleaned them with Wonder wheels wheel cleaner (contains acid).
Then put one bolt into the cordless(Not to tight as you'll ruin the thread) and a little Autosol on a cloth and spin.
Then use the cotton bud for the little centre divot of the bolt
Then buff with a cotton cloth and they come out Blingin'.
No pics as the missus has taken the camera with here on holiday and the phone ones come out crap.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby ekul82 » 18 Mar 2011 23:12

i polished my rm bolts too and as soon as they get wet they will rust, they looked really good but nothing stops the rust....just get them re chromed, thats what i did :thumbup:
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Re: Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby SwagenGTI » 30 Mar 2012 02:30

I noticed this. I just got done cleaning the nuts with vinegar and a tooth brush. As soon as I got done...they rusted :(
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Re: Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby alec0912 » 14 May 2012 05:02

Autosol is the best
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Re: Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby AGS.Wheel » 31 May 2012 08:41

when you find "BODY 700" you can see the result o_O Image
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for me this is the best..
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Re: Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby EWC » 19 Oct 2014 19:37

So whilst waiting or my new tumble polisher to arrive this is a technique I used for some titanium bbs rim screws. Got a plastic drinks bottle, chucked all the screws in then added some wheel cleaner and some scuff it (or any other coarse compound) then just shake. Removed all the debris from 10 years of use quick buff with some polish and they were better than new.
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Re: Cleaning tips for bolts?

Postby Dr.AK » 04 Dec 2014 23:54

ekul82 wrote:i polished my rm bolts too and as soon as they get wet they will rust, they looked really good but nothing stops the rust....just get them re chromed, thats what i did :thumbup:


Obviously polishing them is only an option with stainless steel bolts.

I made a quick video about it... it's in German but it'S got english subtitles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdHZUHw8Dyg
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