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Old 12-27-2014, 01:57 PM   #29
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I first used channel locks and a rag, no grip more pressure, cracked plastic covers, nothing but a fight/struggle to remove them, ordered tool like Don posted........worth every dollar
I have got $45.00 in mine! $10.00 for the tool, $35.00 to replace cracked nut covers
Next thing on your NEED list...stainless steel lug nut covers.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:59 PM   #30
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Next thing on your NEED list...stainless steel lug nut covers.
If I would of had them from the start.......channel locks might of worked, always something to upgrade.........
With the handy tool.....no more plastic cracking problems.............
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Actually, $20.00......I keep a set at home and a set in the motor home.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:06 PM   #32
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FireUp, where are the Freightliner Axle cap wrenches available and what is a reasonable price to expect to pay for one?
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:34 PM   #33
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TinMan......Here you go Ultimate Hub Nut Tool | eBay
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:26 PM   #34
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Alcoa sells a polish for aluminum wheels, I used it on mine a year or so ago, haven't had to redo them yet and mine are not coated.
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I did mine a couple of times, big mess, everything black, including me! this year while at Hearthside Grove, "Dazzling Detail" come in the resort everyday, $20.00 @/wheel........Better job than I have ever done........started at 9 am, I drank coffee and read the paper.........1-1/2 hrs. ........done.
And that is a fact. Shoot, the materials+ electricity to do each rim would cost that where I live.
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FireUp, where are the Freightliner Axle cap wrenches available and what is a reasonable price to expect to pay for one?
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Don's given you a good source for one. And that price is fairly reasonable. Sometimes, at rallies and get togethers, you might, I say "MIGHT" get lucky if the Freightliner vendor or, Winnebago vendor or some others might be giving them away. But it's rare. Some crafty guys have made them from Masonite and cut the proper size for that big hex sized nut. I was about to but, I found those on ebay and said, what the heck.
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As a O/O trucker for many years, and having alum. wheels on the truck and trailer both, the best way to keep them looking nice and shiny, is to take them to a pro polisher, once a year, let them do what they do! In the south west, Eloy, Az. by the little sister's truck wash, in the T.A. lot! In Phoenix area, Danny's off of I-10, N. Florida, Wildwood exit! Barstow, by the Little Sisters Truck Wash! Just to name a few! Ask around, and stay away from the hand polishers, no equiptment, and look homeless! Half As* job! And never pay in advance, till the job is done to your satifaction! It is a very nasty, dirty, job! After you have your wheels done by a pro, keeping them up, nice and shiny, is just a wipe away! Rail!
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Here is also an old trick, i never believed it till i tried it myself when i painted the back side of my wheels yellow to match my truck.

Use aluminum foil, strange but it really works. Get alittle bit of aluminum foil and put some water or degreaser on it (i just used water mostly) and do a test spot on the back side of your wheel. You will see that as you rub it creates its own sort of residue (like a micro paste) all by itself. Then keep rubbing and youll see the dirt, grime, and stains come right out of your wheel, it will be pretty again. Here is the video i watched that i didnt believe until i tried it myself. It works

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Here is also an old trick, i never believed it till i tried it myself when i painted the back side of my wheels yellow to match my truck.

Use aluminum foil, strange but it really works. Get alittle bit of aluminum foil and put some water or degreaser on it (i just used water mostly) and do a test spot on the back side of your wheel. You will see that as you rub it creates its own sort of residue (like a micro paste) all by itself. Then keep rubbing and youll see the dirt, grime, and stains come right out of your wheel, it will be pretty again. Here is the video i watched that i didnt believe until i tried it myself. It works

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Truck stops and Craigslist have postings for those who are willing to give you the easiest method....
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