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Rust already on lugs

so 3 weeks after I buy my wheels/tires my lugs are already starting to rust.. I assume this might be from the winter salt and all that and im definitely going to have to buy a set of summer lugs.. but how could those things rust after only 3 weeks? is there something i could put on them to help stop the rusting?
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cheap lugs, i bet the rust is on the points of the hex too.
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any lug will do that if installed with an impact gun. i would bet hand tools werent used to tighten them down. if thats not the case than they are just cheap lugs. thats why i only use hand tools to install my wheels but i also have the triple chrome lugs that are hard to make rust. you could spray them down with wd-40 to keep them from getting worse, just dont get any on the brakes.
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any lug will do that if installed with an impact gun. i would bet hand tools werent used to tighten them down. if thats not the case than they are just cheap lugs. thats why i only use hand tools to install my wheels but i also have the triple chrome lugs that are hard to make rust. you could spray them down with wd-40 to keep them from getting worse, just dont get any on the brakes.
no i didnt use a impact gun just the basic 4 way lug wrench lol
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no i didnt use a impact gun just the basic 4 way lug wrench lol
well in that case, some better lugs will solve the rust issue. i have the mcgard triple chrome lugs. i payed a but for them but ive had them for 5 years with no rust
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Mine are finally starting to rust after 3 winters. Time to buy a summer set I guess. But ya, most likely cheap lugs is your problem.
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I'd say cheap lugs, my stock ones i use in the winter are still rust free and NY loves to load there roads with salt cause of the clear road policy...
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well in that case, some better lugs will solve the rust issue. i have the mcgard triple chrome lugs. i payed a but for them but ive had them for 5 years with no rust
ill look into them depending on cost for sure

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I'd say cheap lugs, my stock ones i use in the winter are still rust free and NY loves to load there roads with salt cause of the clear road policy...
good idea, i might just put on the stock ones they are still perfect
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just keep these on for the winter since theya re rusty already and get some new good ones in the spring
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