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My 99 996 Cab lugs are beginning to rust in a couple of places. I have seen this before on other cars. Outside of replacing them (functionally they are still fine) has anyone cleaned them up before. If so, how?

I'm sure that I could sand blast if that was an option but it's not. I'm looking for something that would be possible at home.


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I just picked up some replacment lugs from Suncoast Porsche $4.10 ea.

for my 996.

Here's their contact info.

Phil Anderson

Internet Parts Sales & Marketing, Tech Assistance Specialist




Our parts team experts are always ready to help you, either by email or toll free at 877-923-1700.

Parts Hours - Eastern Time


7:30 - 6:00

Sat, Sun Closed

(edit - removed white space - Loren)

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It is a know issue and Porsche would replace them if you still had a warranty. They came out with a revised wheel bolt.

Just paint them. Local 996 owner Gary paints them every time he removes them. He found matching silver spray paint at Oarchard Supply Hardware.


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I got tired of cleaning the wheel bolts so i had the heads (not the threads) chromed. Cost about $50 for all of them at the local chrome shop. If you're not into chrome, maybe you can powdercoat them (again, just the heads). As for the threads, I just took a wire brush and brushed off the rust, i'm sure it'll be back eventually...


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