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newman fulltimer

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Posted: 06/30/19 07:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Acorn cover was spinning the impact of the gun hit the cover just right to wedge it on the lug and spin it off

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Posted: 06/30/19 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pigman1 wrote:


You need to specify what the lug (flat) was on. RV? Make, model, year,
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newman fulltimer wrote:

Acorn cover was spinning the impact of the gun hit the cover just right to wedge it on the lug and spin it off
Man i had the socket fully seated. Got to think the AAA guy did at first. I guess when you look at the wheel and see the markings the only possible answer has to be the cover spinning.

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Posted: 06/30/19 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just move on. Get a new stud and press it in. Get new solid lug nuts for ALL positions.

https://recstuff.com/wheel-accessories/lug-nuts


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pigman1 wrote:

Get a Dremel cutoff wheel and cut 2 channels up the side of the nut cover so you can peel the cover off. Do you have a standard nut then showing (metric or standard) left? I've never seen a lug covered with sheet goods that didn't require the cover to be removed before the lug was loosened.
You need to specify what the lug (flat) was on. RV? Make, model, year, Toad? Same, make, model, etc.
RV lugs with decorative covers usually use something like these Cover pullers
to remove the cover.


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With a Dremel tool, you don't need muscle - just a little cut-off wheel. I was helping my neighbor trying to get the nut off his trailer ball. We had cheaters 4 feet long - one of us holding the ball and the other trying to turn the nut. We weren't having any luck because the threads were galled and jammed. I got my little Dremel with a cut-off wheel and put a cut on each side of the nut. Then put a screwdriver in the slot and tapped it with a hammer - the nut fell off easily. We should have started with the Dremel and saved ourselves a lot of effort. The Dremel with other attachments but the cut-off wheel gets the most use. It's something I carry with me when I leave home because you never know when you might need it.


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Posted: 06/30/19 09:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My old Dodge pickup has stainless covers over the nuts. Over time the steel nuts rust to the point the cover expands so the right size socket will not fit. When you go to larger size, the socket will spin without turning the nut. In with my tire changing tools I carry a tool designed to remove rounded nuts, and enough nuts for one wheel. I tried like bell to find solid nuts, but could not match the wheel end....

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Those are cheap intimation chrome lug nuts. Thin chrome cover over standard lug nuts. Remove all of them and install solid chrome nuts.


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Like a genuine polyacrylic chandelier or formaldehyde emitting walnut cabinet laminate, BEAUTY NUTS relied upon utterly form over function for sales. The kits I used to see had a grade 0 metal adapter to slip over the beauty nut which of course was also touted as a theft deterrent.

What the manufacturer did not count on was the thieved becming enraged and perhaps setting light to the rig.

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Looks like someone used a 12 pt socket on those stupid tin covered lug nuts..

Had those stupid things on my F150 and I used a 12 pt socket and effed them all up..

Used a 6 pt socket and finally got them off and then got a new set of real lug nuts without those stupid tin covers and I can now use my impact again.. [emoticon]

Good luck!

Mitch

* This post was edited 06/30/19 11:18pm by MitchF150 *


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MitchF150 wrote:

Looks like someone used a 12 pt socket on those stupid tin covered lug nuts..

Had those stupid things on my F150 and I used a 12 pt socket and effed them all up..

Used a 6 pt socket and finally got them off and then got a new set of real lug nuts without those stupid tin covers and I can now use my impact again.. [emoticon]

Good luck!

Mitch


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I only use 6 point sockets unless clearance is an issue, then I will use a 12 point.
In addition love impact wrench for removing nuts and bolts, saves on broken bolts.
I thought I knew about them until I had a alternator pulley nut I could't remove with a socket, breaker bar, and strap wrench on the fan blades. Took to the local Ford dealer and asked if they could remove it. Parts guy took it back to the shop, got the correct socket on the impact wrench, put a shop rag over the fan blades and held with his hand! I saw hamburger coming, nope one quick hit and off came the nut!


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