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Yeah just pull the wheels off today to do some work on the car, and noticed that one of the lock nuts for the wheel has the chrome peeling off it, and corrosion is starting to build on them. must say i'm not to happy about it as i though they should be of better quality than that, especially for XR alloy wheel.

My wheels are the 15inch x 7, of the EF XR6/8.

Just curious whether anyone has encountereed this problem.
I'm wondering maybe i got jibbed on the lock nuts. If i didn't get jibbed then is there an aftermarket genuine high quality lock nut that i can get to replace these dodgy ones.

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Wheel nuts aren't the best in chrome finishes even if you bought a good brand you may have the same problem.
Unless the manufacturer offers a guarantee it's usually the luck of the draw.
 
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I have one that is doing the same thing.:(
Don't think I will be doing anything about it though
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Yeah, must admit i'm not going to stress about it, but just abit annoying. Well looks like the damage is done by those rattle guns at the service places :( :( . But i guess if it gets too annoying i'll ge another one from ford.

Be good if there was ones that didn't peel off.

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Yeah, must admit i'm not going to stress about it, but just abit annoying. Well looks like the damage is done by those rattle guns at the service places :( :( . But i guess if it gets too annoying i'll ge another one from ford.

Be good if there was ones that didn't peel off.
When I had the tyres changed onto the series 2 rims I had to stand over the guys and make them use the hand wrench.
We now have a very good understanding about rattle guns!
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Seems that every service place uses the rattle gun, i always worry that the mechanic dude will get pissedoff if i tell him not to use it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Seems that every service place uses the rattle gun, i always worry that the mechanic dude will get pissedoff if i tell him not to use it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
There is always the risk of that happening. That is why I generally stay with the car and watch them. I have only had one guy tell me to mind my own business, and he quickly found out how much of working on my car was my business:eek:
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Yeah thats a good way do it, i always watch them do my car as well. I guess if i was laminges size i'd tell what to do. LOL :p

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Down here if you don't want them to use the rattle gun they won't, but they have a wheelbrace with the longest ****ing bar you have ever seen, so they might not damage wheel nuts with it but hell it's near impossible to loosten the wheelnuts if you want to take the wheels off again with the wheelbrace supplied with the car :fmad:
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geeez, thats no good, i know a person at work who got his whell on a magna soooo tight they had to cut the studs to get the wheels off, thats insane :CraZ: :CraZ:

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