R171 Rusty Wheel nuts

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by andyrno1, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. andyrno1

    andyrno1 Member

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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!!
     
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    Gaz74 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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    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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    silver_star Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Why are you so against giving them a rub down and a coat or 2 of hammerrite? I did mine 2 years ago and they are sill fine.
     
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    flt.eng Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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

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