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Old 11-09-2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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Lug Nut Removal

I'm trying to take off some plasti-dip off my lug nuts for my rims, but I'm a bit lazy to jack up my car and remove the lug nuts all at once.

Is it safe to remove one lug nut at a time, remove the plastidip, and then put the lug nut back on, then repeat?
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you should be fine. you might rip some of the plastidip that the lugnut is attached to on the rim when you unscrew it though.
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I'm trying to take off some plasti-dip off my lug nuts for my rims, but I'm a bit lazy to jack up my car and remove the lug nuts all at once.



Is it safe to remove one lug nut at a time, remove the plastidip, and then put the lug nut back on, then repeat?

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I forgot to mention clearly that I won't be jacking up the car.
Still safe to do?
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I forgot to mention clearly that I won't be jacking up the car.

Still safe to do?

Yes, just take one off at a time, put it back on and tighten before moving to the next will be fine. I knew what you meant.


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Awesome! Thanks!
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I hope you have a Torque Wrench

The lugs should be torqued to 100 Ft. Pds.

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What if I don't have a torque wrench with me here?
Would it be fine to just tighten securely them with a normal wrench? and remove a lug nut one at a time?
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What if I don't have a torque wrench with me here?

Would it be fine to just tighten securely them with a normal wrench? and remove a lug nut one at a time?

Don't overtightened them, you will warp the rotors, stretch the threads, or snap a lug. You don't need to crank them until you can't physically turn them anymore. To be honest, I have never used a torque wrench on any of my cars and I am 50 years old. I'm sure others will disagree with me, just giving my experience. I have known other people who have warped their rotors by over-tightening them, and unevenly. Just never happened to me.


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A torque wrench is not that expensive

You don't need a snap-on brand product. I got mine fro Loews for around $100.00 but you can get one at Harbor Freight for about $20.00 or so. It will get you pretty close and at least your lug nuts will be nice and evenly tightened to avoid everything GrabberMeBlue just told you.
You don't want to over tighten them and take a chance of snapping off.
You don't want them to loose so a wheel comes off.
You sure don't want them tightened uneven and have the loose ones fall out.
I think even Walmart sells a torque wrench.
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Okay sounds good. I guess i'll try to find a cheap torque wrench from a nearby store before I take my plastidip off.
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I went for years w/o one but recently scored from Lowes I got both 3/8 and 1/2 Kobalt for $100 and they seem real good quality. You don't NEED one but I'm glad I finally got one.
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A torque wrench at Harbor Freight is garbage bought one an doesnt work like it should dont be cheap if you want it done right
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