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Old 04-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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Question Rusted lug solution?

This is my first visit to this section. I have a problem which is probably common to fellow BMW owners. My OEM 18's look decent aside from some road rash, but I cannot stand the rusted lug nuts. Does a vendor or other aftermarket company sell lugs that match our BMW rims color that wont rust. I'd prefer to buy a set with locking lugs as well. The only other alternative I though of was painting these with a matching Rustoleum spray paint, and just buying locking lugs. However someone mentioned that lug covers are sold for our cars as an inexpensive alternative, but I have yet to be able to find them.
Below is a picture of my rims. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Spraying painting lug bolts will eventually chip and visually look unappealing down the road... You may want to look into anodized or plated alternative. I do know EAS does offer a black lug bolt solution.

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looking into a stud kit maybe. look on bimmerworld, vorshlag
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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Anyone know where to find lug covers?
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Anyone know where to find lug covers?
Ebay.

Possibly Bavarian Autosports.
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For me, I just paint them with model car paint. They hold up pretty well. Chas
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bbs offers silver lug bolts
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Ebay.

Possibly Bavarian Autosports.
I found these on ebay, but have no idea if they will blend in or stick out like a sore thumb.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FREE-...Q5fAccessories
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:03 PM   #10
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Well I wanted to buy locks as well, so maybe this might be the way to go?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chrom...item53da72666f
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i can tell you right now with your rims the chrome will blend in just fine. i had to buy 10 new lugs in 35mm cause of my spacers and you dont even notice em. i mean, personally, i dont really notice lugs anyway unless they're purple or something.
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Chrome will eventually flake off. Anodizing is the most durable.
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^^I will look and see if any are.

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I cannot be the only one who hates the rusted lug look, so I am surprised more people have not chimed in as to what they have done with theirs.
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