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Polishing Bolts

How to split and rebuild them. Where to find spares. Want gold bolts, wider rims, flat caps etc.

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Postby Lex » 21 Aug 2008 23:12

Even still.. :lol:


You do mean the soda, right? Or is this some other sort of thing i've not come across before lol.
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Postby vrDUCKin » 21 Aug 2008 23:18

Yup, the soda. Its the same concept as how they say that you can use it to clean a toilet or whatever. Leave it in there for a day or so, and the years worth of built up gunk comes right off.
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Postby Lex » 21 Aug 2008 23:22

Wow, never knew that! Thanks for the tip. You make Kim & Aggie look like cleaning retards...

You think it would clean the hard thick dirt on my P slots? Pepsi could be the answer to my problems! :P
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Postby vrDUCKin » 21 Aug 2008 23:25

Who knows, Ive never tried it on anything except bolts. Im not sure how good it is for wheel finish :? Also the bolts were completely submerged for over a day. It could be worth a try... :mrgreen:
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Postby Lex » 21 Aug 2008 23:29

With the cost of Pepsi being more to the gallon over here than your gas prices are in the US, might give it a miss and just shotblast the bastards 8)
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Postby vrDUCKin » 21 Aug 2008 23:30

:lol: True, I think there might be a better way to do it.
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Postby prawnstar » 19 Oct 2008 18:52

i bought sainsburys cola!, couldn't bear to waste an actual coke!,
how long shall i leave them in there. 24 48 hours or more
I love it when a plan comes together

REALLY NEEED A 60mm CENTRE CAP any style, anyone got a spare?
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Postby SCweet1 » 07 Dec 2008 07:01

Used a ultrasonic jewelry cleaner today.. loosened up a lot of caked on dirt from the bolts.
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Postby rambro » 03 Feb 2009 03:05

chrislane31 wrote:Will the coke take the clear coat off of the bolts?



curious to know this as well.
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Re: Polishing Bolts

Postby slipangle » 04 Feb 2009 11:33

FYI its the phosphoric acid in Coke that is the active ingredient in this. Nasty stuff..same thing that is in that rust removal jelly you can buy at a hardware store. Just goes to show how nasty that stuff is for you haha...but it is good.
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Re: Polishing Bolts

Postby Neb » 06 Feb 2009 21:04

I soaked my bolts in paint thinner for 2 days and they cleaned right up. Dropping them off to a friend who's putting them in a tumbler this weekend
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Re: Polishing Bolts

Postby bimmerteck » 17 Feb 2009 20:31

Here are some tumble polishing photos.


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During Cleaning
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After cleaning
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I still usually finish polish by hand but it cuts the work down significantly.
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Re: Polishing Bolts

Postby TheKevin » 28 Feb 2009 10:10

The Polisher, that is some nice work. ceramic polishing is nice.
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Re: Polishing Bolts

Postby schnitzer09 » 05 Mar 2009 15:55

Im going to remove my bolts soon but want them gold. I phoned a few places to see if they will do them gold but it seems like a no no! is there a way to do it. i.e. paint them?
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Re: Polishing Bolts

Postby tokyzm » 05 Mar 2009 20:40

i hand polished these 136bolts from my RS´s, use only blue paste and polishing disk :D
fucking work, but looks like chromed :D
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