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#1051740 - 06/24/17 07:48 AM Chrome Lug Nut Covers loose..?  
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Bought a complete set of chrome lug nuts from mikesmontes, a couple months back. I haven't hit anything or drove rough as far as i can tell but i noticed the other day one of the Chrome Cover pieces on a couple of the lug nuts were so loose they just slid right off... I can imagine if i didn't notice this they would of probably slid right off while i was driving eventually..

Is there a trick to getting these things to stay on tight?
I pushed one back on pretty firmly and then i couldn't slide it back off. so i was happy with that, but then another one i couldn't get it to stay no matter how hard i pushed it back on, So i just smeared a very very small amount of gorilla glue into the chrome cover then slid it back onto the lug nut it fell off of.. lol. Might sound like a cheap fix but i couldn't really think of anything else, Am I a complete idiot or am i missing some thing or perhaps it was just a defective chrome lug nut cover? lol

#1051841 - 06/27/17 02:31 PM Re: Chrome Lug Nut Covers loose..? [Re: confusion101]  
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Have they been installed/removed a few times? In my experience, an impact wrench will loosen the cap from the nut. The repro set I got from Mike seems alright.
I only install/remove by hand (ratchet).
Could be a lesser quality batch?


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#1051843 - 06/27/17 02:35 PM Re: Chrome Lug Nut Covers loose..? [Re: confusion101]  
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I bought a set from Mike last year as well, have only put them on, not on/off or repeated "use" but they seem just fine. I also put these on by hand with a ratchet/iron, not impact.


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#1051844 - 06/27/17 03:31 PM Re: Chrome Lug Nut Covers loose..? [Re: confusion101]  
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The original lug nuts were the same way. An impact wrench will speed up this process. Glue, silicone or peening the cover can hold it in place.


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#1051901 - 06/29/17 02:34 PM Re: Chrome Lug Nut Covers loose..? [Re: confusion101]  
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...and I thought I was the only one with 6 loose caps. A little smear of silicone glue secures the cap.

#1052142 - 07/09/17 09:57 PM Re: Chrome Lug Nut Covers loose..? [Re: confusion101]  
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Ahh right on thanks for the replies.
Yeah when i changed the lugnuts, i did use an impact gun there to tighten them, then a torqued them securely.
So i am guessing that was the cause of the problem.
The one or two that i did notice that were loose are still intact, little dab of gorilla glue seemed to work fine lol.


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