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Anyone here powdercoat lug nuts before?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by asus611, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jun 23, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    asus611

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    After 6, yes 6 months of waiting my KMC enduros finally came in. Whoo hoo.

    I have some Gorilla ET lugs spline drive ready to go, but I'm not really feeling the chrome.

    Was thinking about powder coating the lug nuts black. I contacted a local, reputable powder coat place and they will do them. I asked about the durability of the coat and was told that they will hold up, but of course use caution and torque by hand, which I do anyway.

    Anyone have experience with using powdercoated lug nuts before? If its going to look like hammered poop after the first time I mount them, I'm not going to bother.

    Damn I wish they offered the ET's in black!!!
     
  2. Jun 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    I would have to see pictures of hammerhead poop first to draw a comparison.



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  3. Jun 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Pugga

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    I would rattle can them vs powdercoating and also, they do make sockets with plastic inserts so help protect painted items so it's not metal on paint. I would rattle can them because they can be easily touched up and you know you need to remove them every 5,000 miles anyways for tire rotation. Paint, including powdercoat, will not take many cycles with a socket so you're better off being able to easily touch them up yourself.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    I think they would hold up fine. I have a set of douglas wheels that I had powdercoated black for my quad. They take a beating on the the track from rocks and have yet to chip. The paint still looks fresh after 2 years. Just make sure they don't get any powdercoat on the threads. If they do you will have a helluva time getting them on the studs.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    But how often to you take the rims off? The sockets can cut through the paint pretty easily, especially if the lugs are tight from being torqued and then being on the truck for 5,000 miles. Just being on the truck they'll hold up fine, it's the removal that can ruin the paint job.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Yeah that's what I'm thinking about. I dunno, maybe I'll just leave them chrome. Or get a set of NON ET black lugs and be "comfortable" with not having as much grip on the wheel stud.

    Am I just being too overly anal about lug nuts? My god ! :goingcrazy:
     
  7. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    You are intensely anal...just get some other black lugs and call it a day.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    Yes, I'd get the lug nuts powder coated with the rims, but not by themselves. That's just borderline TLC special kinda stuff.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    You bring up a good point. There is a lot of force on a small area where the socket contacts the lug.
    I'm just pleased with how well my wheels powdercoating have held up with the abuse that they take.
    I personally would give the powdercoat a shot. If they didn't hold up then I'd rattle can em. :)
     
  10. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    LBCdan

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    I have Enduros too and I have called every lug nut place in the country and cannot find a set of black ET lugs. I am not giving up though. Let us know how the powdercoating holds up. :thumbsup:
     
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