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      11-12-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Please help - is rust here normal?

Last weekend, I swapped out my summer wheels for winter wheels. When changing the rear's I noticed something that didn't look right. The wheel "hub" (not sure if this is the correct technical term) is rusted pretty good.

Is this normal? This is the first time I have removed these wheels since picking up the car last October from the dealer.

Feedback GREATLY appreciated. Please let me know what you think.

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Unfortunately totally normal. Just hit it with a wire wheel brush on your drill and apply some anti-seize before putting the wheels on.
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normal, and hard to prevent without frequent cleaning
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ya completely normal... here's a great solution: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=721491
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Maybe.... road salt ???
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Unfortunately totally normal. Just hit it with a wire wheel brush on your drill and apply some anti-seize before putting the wheels on.
Got it. Is there a specific product you can recommend or any product will do fine? Thanks for the great info.
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put antiseize around the hub and it will not rust
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OP completely normal, if it really bothers you, take a wire brush, clean it, mask it up and use some rust converter.

I have used this stuff on my cast iron gates, works beautifully

http://store.interstateproducts.com/...FYqZ4AodAXUASw


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apply some anti-seize before putting the wheels on.
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put antiseize around the hub and it will not rust
Wrong. Anti-seize is not effective at preventing rust.. this is cast iron.
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I cleaned mine and a month later they were lightly corroded again o_O Cleaned them again but this time I clearcoated them. Time will tell but hopefully I don't have to do it again!
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As others have already stated, this is normal and hitting it with a wire brush is the best method of keeping the hub rust free.
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Wrong. Anti-seize is not effective at preventing rust.. this is cast iron.
I didn't say it was to prevent rust. I haven't found anything that works to prevent the hub rusting but with that amount of corrosion anti-seize is needed to keep the wheels from getting stuck to the hub.
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I didn't say it was to prevent rust. I haven't found anything that works to prevent the hub rusting but with that amount of corrosion anti-seize is needed to keep the wheels from getting stuck to the hub.
^Rust converter,,link in my post above
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