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#1 Sweet82


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:05 AM

Anyone got any good tricks for polishing/derusting the old Subie Lug Nuts?

The Chrome gets stained from rusty places and they are impossible to polish
by conventional means.

I'm looking for an easy way to restore what chrome is left on these lugs,
but this is not something I want to waste much time or effort on.

Any Ideas?
82 SubaruHummer--dirty lugs
84 GL Mad Max--dirty lugs
01 Forester--getting dirty lugs

#2 daeron


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:23 PM

Green Scotch pad?

#3 Turbone


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:23 PM

^^^Do that, then touch up with chrome Testors chrome paint, then put a clear coat on them. But do the touch up after you install them.

#4 Skip


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:34 PM

find a bolt they will screw onto or a wheel stud

cut the head/shoulder off and chuck the stud
in your 1/2 cordless drill, screw on acorn.

Polishing/rubbing compund on a wet cloth.
run drill ---> done -->

reverse drill to remove - next acorn

works for me
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#5 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:06 PM

I just wanna Add that "Brasso" Brand of Metal Polisher did a Great Job Helpin´ me to Bring back some of the Shine to Chromed Parts... :) ...Just a Li´l Amout of it and a soft Cloth polish.

Good Luck! :burnout:

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