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Old 04-29-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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We have a CF30ES 5er that will be 2 years old this coming July.

The wheel hub covers and lug nuts are all rusting giving an ugly look to the nice aluminum wheels.

Does anyone have a suggestion to remedy this problem? Do you think they will be covered on the two year warranty?

I would think the Crossroads would use a better material (stainless)for these items.

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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The hub cover and nuts might be covered under the warranty. Our '06 CF30SK has the same problem. I've tried to extend the life to the hub cover with car wax but it's becoming a loosing battle. The hub cover is poorly chromed steel and there's not much we can do about it, other than buy new ones. We don't seem to have the same problem with the lug nuts.

Not using stainless steel for the covers is purely an economic issue. Poorly chromed steel is a lot cheaper.
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I keep ours sprayed down with WD-40. Yes they get dusty, but it slows down the rust.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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I have the same problem at 3 years. Don't know what you could do for the lug nuts since they are marred everytime a socket is put on them. As far as the hub covers, what about spraying a new cover with a clear paint such as Krylon? Anyone know a source for SS covers?



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Old 04-30-2012, 01:33 AM   #5
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I had the same problem on my year old 30SK. I was at the factory for some warranty work and they replaced all four caps and all lugs. You may be able to get some help from them it worked for me.

Has anyone found a better hubcap that will fit on these wheels and last a long time?
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Found stainless steel wheel hub covers and lug nuts on etrailer.com. Looks like good price.



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Found stainless steel wheel hub covers and lug nuts on etrailer.com. Looks like good price.


How about posting the link to the parts!

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http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Acce...heel_Trim.aspx









http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Acce...c-Lug_Nut.aspx
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This brings about a question when using the stainless steel lug nuts on the non-SS lugs. Is there a possibility of thread galling. If so I assume a lubricant would prevent, but many are hesitant to use lubricants on lug studs. Maybe the inside of the SS lug nuts are regular metal?? Who knows.....

Edit: After closely looking at the picture on the website, it looks as if the outside of the nut is a SS sleeve over regular steel.
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Clean every spring with chrome polish and then wax them. Keeping the wax and polish off the treads.
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