Need help! Rusted 24k gold dipped hardware nuts. - Club Lexus Forums


Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - Second Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Need help! Rusted 24k gold dipped hardware nuts.

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-21-14, 09:23 PM   #1
BoyOhBoy
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (9)
 
BoyOhBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 540
droo_d
Default Need help! Rusted 24k gold dipped hardware nuts.

So I just picked up a set of wheels in SoCal from a guy who got his wheels refinished by @wheelbuilt_ronnie who's located in SD. Long story short, guy sanded it wrong and also either used old gold dipped nuts he claimed was new or forgot to clear coat them. They rusted up in less than a month. So BEWARE, stay away from this guy. His reputation is already going down since he's been caught so many times. Since I can't polish them using the drill + polish technique since it's been dipped, can I just blue tape my whole wheel and spray rust remover on just the hardware/nut and then preform a layer of clear coat? I know disassembling the wheel is an option but that means I need to dismount the tires and throw them back on. It's only rusted in the tiny hole. Not on the other end or around the nut. If there's any other options, let me know! Heard it cost a lot to disassemble a wheel also.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
BoyOhBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-14, 10:23 PM   #2
Sffd103
Fire Slayer
Trader Score: (16)
 
Sffd103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 10,439
Default

I don't really see the rust in the pic. Either you remove the gold fastness and have them redone completely and right (sounds really expensive) or you just let th be. I'm not sure in the rust remover. That sounds tricky, especially if it messes them up. Good luck though. Have Wheel Techniques look at them and see what they recommend.
Sffd103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-14, 10:33 PM   #3
metaleckz
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (4)
 
metaleckz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 1,048
https://www.facebook.com/metaleckz sfp_is350
Default

dont go to this guy Rite-Way Wire & Wheel Specialists - Walnut Creek, CA if ever you want some shop to check it out.
didnt do a good job on my powder coat. i dropped my lug nut and the paint chipped so bad
metaleckz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-14, 03:45 PM   #4
BoyOhBoy
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (9)
 
BoyOhBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 540
droo_d
Default

Any other option besides taking it apart?! I wanna put my wheels on LOL
BoyOhBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-14, 05:09 PM   #5
metaleckz
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (4)
 
metaleckz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 1,048
https://www.facebook.com/metaleckz sfp_is350
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoyOhBoy View Post
Any other option besides taking it apart?! I wanna put my wheels on LOL
Leave it lol
metaleckz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-14, 05:19 PM   #6
BoyOhBoy
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (9)
 
BoyOhBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 540
droo_d
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by metaleckz View Post
Leave it lol
Can't or the rust will spread. Gonna get a quote right nkw
BoyOhBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-14, 07:53 PM   #7
Sffd103
Fire Slayer
Trader Score: (16)
 
Sffd103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 10,439
Default

Did you get a quote? Btw it's super hard to sand down in there.
Sffd103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-14, 09:28 PM   #8
BoyOhBoy
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (9)
 
BoyOhBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 540
droo_d
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sffd103 View Post
Did you get a quote? Btw it's super hard to sand down in there.
Not yet. I wonder if I can get a polish tip and just shove it into the hole. It'll take the gold off probably but I don't think that matters LOL.. I don't mind chrome in the hole and gold on the outside
BoyOhBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-14, 05:25 PM   #9
Sffd103
Fire Slayer
Trader Score: (16)
 
Sffd103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 10,439
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoyOhBoy View Post
Not yet. I wonder if I can get a polish tip and just shove it into the hole. It'll take the gold off probably but I don't think that matters LOL.. I don't mind chrome in the hole and gold on the outside
It won't be chrome under the gold. You'll scrape it down to the metal.
Sffd103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-14, 05:25 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CA 19" Weds Kranze LXZ 24k Hardware 19x9.5 x10 +12 BoyOhBoy Wheels and Tires Classifieds 13 06-26-15 06:51 PM
Completely broken bumper tab & rear bumper tab scraping wheels BoyOhBoy IS - Second Generation 6 10-27-14 10:55 AM
Chrome lug nut brands. Help me finish my build LOL BoyOhBoy IS - Second Generation 8 10-16-14 08:08 PM
24k gold valve stem or lug nut brands? BoyOhBoy IS - Second Generation 6 10-15-14 05:27 PM
Kind of exhaust is this? F sport tips w/ AP2 tips? BoyOhBoy IS - Second Generation 10 09-14-14 04:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:48 PM.

Join ClubLexus

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info