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Old 05-29-2005, 08:37 PM
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Paint Those Lug Bolts!

Here's a quick and easy fixup for ugly rusted lugs. I cut the top off a plastic gallon milk jug. The spout fits perfectly into the wheel holes. Using this makeshift mask, I gave each lug a quick shot of rustoluem paint. The whole operation took about 30 seconds per wheel, and it looks pretty decent.
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:35 PM
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why not remove them a few at a time, remove all the rust with a wire wheel or wire brush and paint the whole thing? the rust will return, but they do look good for now.
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Old 05-29-2005, 10:12 PM
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I thought about different ways to make them look nicer, including new lug bolts at $4-8 each.

I didn't take the extra steps with the existing lugs because no matter what I do, the paint will likely get scratched and marred next time the tires get rotated and balanced. So when they look bad again I'll give them another quick spritz and done.
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