Protecting Polished Rims - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 09-22-2012, 08:45 PM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: England
Posts: 285
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If I can't get stainless flange nuts should I just fit regular nuts with a washer?

Here's some pictures of the wheels whilst I've been messing around with them
You might be able to make out the pitting in the rims before I polished them

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 09-22-2012, 10:35 PM
1971BB427's Avatar
Registered User

Last journal entry: Latest changes
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portland
Posts: 2,890
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 72
Thanked 671 Times in 565 Posts
Not being a metric guy, I have no idea what an M7 bolt or nut is. I can't imagine that a specialty hardware outlet would not be able to order the SS nuts if you contact them. If you put regular nuts back on the salt will attack them, and then the problem will migrate to the wheels again. It will take longer to get to the front side, but it will eventually happen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 09-23-2012, 09:40 AM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: England
Posts: 285
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

An 'M7' is.....

M = Metric
7 = 7mm diameter

Most things in metric are in even numbers though, and an M7 is almost unheard of

I can get M7 nuts with a flange on them but they're coated mild steel

I can also get stainless M7 nuts, nut they're just regular nuts without a flange on them
Do you think it'd be ok to use regular stainless nuts with a stainless washer in place of a flange nut?

Also, as mentioned, the real problem I'm having is brake dust and road dirt
So, once i've changed the nuts I need to know how to properly protect the wheels from the elements

1) Clear powder coat over the polished rims and centres
2) Stainless outer rims, and silver powder coat over (properly keyed) centres

Option one is my preference, but I don't know how the powder coat would adhere to a polished surface
If it won't hold properly I think option two is my only real choice

But, option two is far more expensive

What I really want is low maintenance wheels
I know I should just buy another set, and I might end up doing that, but I want to keep these ones if I can keep the maintenance to a acceptable level
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2012, 06:43 AM
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 3,811
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,048
Thanked 651 Times in 536 Posts
Allmetal Screw Products Corp - Stainless steel fasteners, nuts, bolts, washers, rivets, electronic hardware and military fasteners.

Contact these folks. They handle a lot of aerospace, aviation and marine stuff. Incidentally, you can't be the only fellow with a Porsche that has this problem. It might be worth looking into sourcing a larger quantity and offering them to other enthusiasts, or doing a 'group buy' to offset the cost/shipping.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stripped & repolished, for polished lip rims ImRoyaltyInMyChevy Body - Exterior 3 08-14-2008 04:47 PM
Protecting the starter on a sbc joe350s10 Engine 13 06-04-2006 04:38 PM
swap from split rims to solid rims say10tatoo Transmission - Rearend 7 04-05-2005 06:13 PM
Protecting yourself Hellzapoppin Hotrodders' Lounge 25 08-01-2003 09:09 AM
Polished Rims! fireschenie General Rodding Tech 6 03-14-2003 05:51 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.