R171 Rusty Wheel nuts

andyrno1

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I have an lovely example of a very low mileage slk 280 but the only thing letting it down are some rusty wheel bolts on immaculate non kerb'd wheels!
I looked on ebay for replacements but they seem to be for the previous model slk so other than the main dealer does anybody have a suggestion of where to get some please?
Andy.
 
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andyrno1

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oh i forgot to say im not keen to remove,rub down and re-paint or spray the originals.
It wouldnt be good! - me and paint/brushes dont get on!!
 

Gaz74

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Go for some 'chrome' plastic covers instead, that's what I have on my car. They don't fit over the locking nut, but they tend not to corrode anyway. Mine came off ebay.
 
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andyrno1

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2 good suggestions thanks guys.
 

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M-B used to fit wheel bolts with stainless steel end pieces (on the right, below) ... my SL has them. Discontinued on cost grounds :rolleyes:

 

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I did the same & still looking good after a year & so easy to do.
 

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