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Are 987/997 lug bolts annodized?

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To all---

My lugbolts are looking grungy and it's winter here and I'm bored. I want to beadblast them and give them a shot of clearcoat. So the question is will beadblasting (#6 beads) remove the hardened outer few thou's causing galling etc later on or can I have at it?


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Yea, just paint them. If you know someone with a bead blaster, have them blast all the paint off so you can start from scratch. If not, just use some sandpaper. It's not necessary to sand all of the paint off. Just get the rust off and get them clean.

Prime and paint...





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Yeah, but the problem with paint is it chip's easy, especially when you start putting a socket to it. A plating process like passivationwill be much better.

I'm with you. Why bother painting them because once you put a socket to them, they're toast. Show me the photos of them on. THat paint will come off like a candy wrapper.

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Your best bet is to get the passivated to a nice clear and zinc passivation, use hexavalent so that they are RoHS compliant just to be good to the enviroment.

Or buy new bolts. I think I paid about $4 each to replace the locking style.

I have seen rusty bolts on 993 and older Boxsters, my 02S bolts have not rusted.

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