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Polishing my Nuts #692418
08/03/21 04:58 PM
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Peter J Offline OP
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Wheel nuts, that is.

With the Aeromax wheels resting for the winter I had a good look at the wheel nuts that go with the AeroMax wheels. They appear to be stainless steel, possibly bespoke. Over the last 7 years or so they have lost some luster;
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As we not of school age we have no excitement today, so I thought I'd see if I can find a way to restore them to a bright and shiny state: my first thought is to put them in the dishwasher. What does the team think?


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Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: Peter J] #692427
08/03/21 05:29 PM
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Start with 48hrs in vinegar.

Then have chips. grin2


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Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: Peter J] #692429
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They dont look like normal stainless to me - wrong colour. Austenitic usually has slight yellowish tinge to it. But that could be the camera.

By all means use the dishwasher to start with - they wouldnt be suitable for use on a car if they couldnt stand that. After that a polising mop with jewlers rouge or similar but take care in case they are plated.

P.S. Try a magnet on them. Austenitic stainless is antimagnetic.

Last edited by howard; 08/03/21 05:46 PM.
Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: Peter J] #692435
08/03/21 05:56 PM
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Give them a gorgeous satin finish with 500g wet n dry paper, hours of fun laugh


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Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: Peter J] #692448
08/03/21 06:49 PM
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Stick them on a long bolt and buff them on a buffing wheel with some metal polish


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Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: howard] #692453
08/03/21 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by howard
They dont look like normal stainless to me - wrong colour. Austenitic usually has slight yellowish tinge to it. But that could be the camera.

By all means use the dishwasher to start with - they wouldnt be suitable for use on a car if they couldnt stand that. After that a polising mop with jewlers rouge or similar but take care in case they are plated.

P.S. Try a magnet on them. Austenitic stainless is antimagnetic.


The magnet test shows that they are Austenitic stainless....
The dishwasher achieved nothing.

I will try the vinegar soak, followed by Marks proposal.

I've got time, they will not be going back on the car until May 12





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Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: Peter J] #692473
08/03/21 08:02 PM
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Since it seems to be tarnishing rather than corrosion how about a polishing buff with a Dremel Peter. Mine came with same and a tiny bar of polishing soap.


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Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: Peter J] #692493
08/03/21 09:19 PM
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Peter the good lady wife has a jewelry polishing machine. It is a tumbler in essence, the shape of a barrel. It mounts on top of a motor base which just spins it around.

You fill it with the items, metal bits and water and then clip the end on and leave running for 20 mins. The metal bits then burnish the item and it comes out wonderfully smooth.

https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewelle...th---Metal-Polishing-Kit-prcode-999-600K
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pdu2MnKT7k&ab_channel=Cooksongold

The question is does this qualify as a power tool and so justify the purchase in order to sort those scruffy nuts out, it also offer s the secondary benefit of being able to shine the good ladies fine jewels.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: Peter J] #692507
08/03/21 10:42 PM
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Call for Craig


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Re: Polishing my Nuts [Re: SFG] #692540
09/03/21 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SFG
Call for Craig

laugh2 laugh2


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