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Old 10-27-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Pesky lug nut covers

We have 22.5 inch wheeels on our Simba and since it was new, on almost every trip, we loose one or more of those chrome or stainless steel lug nut covers.

I think I have found a low budget way to solve the problem.

Just a dab of wood working glue on each one of the lug nuts and then put the cover on and let it dry.

I put the dab where the dimple on the cover is going to sit on the lug nut.

Not very high tech but after 1,000 miles of RT 75 pot holes and bumps, they are all still there.

I told a trucker buddy of mine with the same problem and he tried it as well.

Many miles later and all of the covers are still there.

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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At work we have Volvo trucks and they have lug nut covers that screw on the excess threads that are left from putting on the wheels. I guess you would have to check to see if any extra thread is sticking out, also our wheels are the hub pilot type not the nut piloted style. Hope this isn't to confusing just thought it might help to use a different style nut.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input. It was also suggested to me that I use clear silicone and I am now putting a drop on each side of the lug cover on the outside. I have yet to give it a trial run but will tomorrow. It looks as though it will work.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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I have used a dab of silicone seal for years...has always worked great and has never made an issue removing any of the covers
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:13 PM   #5
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Make sure you are using the correct size cover they come in 31 & 32 mm, I had that problem on my rears trying to use the plastic Alcoa caps since they were hitting against the center cap and falling off.

I just used stainless steel cap which is much thinner and does not hit the cap. I have not been anywhere since I put them on but I'm positive I solved the problem.

I had found the two different sizes on EBay.
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I use a dab of Permatex Ultra Black. The nice thing is that is easily removed when you need to reinstall the covers. You can find is at any Walmart, or autoparts store.

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