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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2017, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Question on powder coating and rear wheel?

I had my rear wheel done and they powder coated the the holes for the lug nuts do you think this would be a problem with the lugs and torqueing?
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I don't think it would be an issue.... fasteners are torqued against painted and coated surfaces all the time. The rear wheel is removed and installed routinely with tire and brake service. I would use it as is and just keep an eye on it..... verify they remain tight for a while. If they don't stay tight just remove it..... you could probably cut it out of there with a sharp blade.

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Although not very professional of them, it's not a real problem. Just get a tap of the correct size and clean the debris out of the holes. You will probably have to clean out the valve stem hole also. Get a small rat tail file for that.

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1. The coating in the holes is not a problem, the lug nuts do not "register" in the holes!
2. The holes in the wheels are not threaded, no tap needed anyway.
3. Lug nuts "register" on the bevels around the holes in the wheel. Torque should not be affected.
4. Valve stems have "rubber" seals so, should be no problem there.
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There are steel inserts in each hole where the lug nut makes contact with the wheel. Sounds like yours are missing. If you look closely, check to see if the metal where the lug nut makes contact is made of steel or aluminum.



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There are steel inserts in each hole where the lug nut makes contact with the wheel. Sounds like yours are missing. If you look closely, check to see if the metal where the lug nut makes contact is made of steel or aluminum.
Everything is there it was just coated over.
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First time I had a frame powder coated the engine came loose at its mounts due to the powder coating breaking down. Torque the lugs, then after a couple hundred miles check again. If ok after that, then they should be ok. OR, you could use some lacquer thinner on the area.
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There are steel inserts in each hole where the lug nut makes contact with the wheel. Sounds like yours are missing. If you look closely, check to see if the metal where the lug nut makes contact is made of steel or aluminum.
I had never noticed that!
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