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Re: Rust - Limited Center Caps - Remove/Replace?

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Could the "rust" be coming from the rotor hub itself and working it's way out.

If water gets in there, I'm sure it does, then it will forum a rust soup.

That might eat at the finish of the wheel.

The wheel and cap I don't think will have "Iron" rust.

Any place water can collect, needs a drain to get rid of it quick and allow it to dry.

I wonder if putting a fine notches in the cap might be worth it.
I bet it is coming from the hub.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:01 AM
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Re: Rust - Limited Center Caps - Remove/Replace?

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Could the "rust" be coming from the rotor hub itself and working it's way out.

If water gets in there, I'm sure it does, then it will forum a rust soup.

That might eat at the finish of the wheel.

The wheel and cap I don't think will have "Iron" rust.

Any place water can collect, needs a drain to get rid of it quick and allow it to dry.

I wonder if putting a fine notches in the cap might be worth it.
I was thinking that too. See this thread by JeepJunkie Should this look so corroded? . Whenever I rotate tyres, I give the hubs, stub axle and nut, just a touch of WD40 being very careful not to get any on the discs. It penetrates well and leaves a fine protective oil film. I'm not in favour of covering it with rust preventative gunk. I could interfere with the hub to wheel friction.
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Re: Rust - Limited Center Caps - Remove/Replace?

Here is my fix to hopefully prevent rust on the rim hub.

I thought I was gonna notch the little cap but that won't work (see pic) because it does not go to the edge. These are 18" Dodge Durango Wheels I'm about to mount Snows on. I believe they are setup identical to the Jeep 18's

Notice the 5 Pockets have drains.

The center hub has no drain. So I added one.


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Re: Rust - Limited Center Caps - Remove/Replace?

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I was thinking that too. See this thread by JeepJunkie Should this look so corroded? . Whenever I rotate tyres, I give the hubs, stub axle and nut, just a touch of WD40 being very careful not to get any on the discs. It penetrates well and leaves a fine protective oil film. I'm not in favour of covering it with rust preventative gunk. I could interfere with the hub to wheel friction.
Wow, that is pretty bad. Rust that bad is starting to affect the structural integrity. When my WK2 gets delivered, definitely going to hit that area with anti-corrosion spray.
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Re: Rust - Limited Center Caps - Remove/Replace?

Jeep fixed this problem on 2014 wheels

I started a new thread showing the 2014 wheels and my mod to 2013 wheels

Possible fix for preventing Rusty Hubs
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No fix on the 17s for 2014, I noticed rust around the centercaps the other day, took the wheel off today and was pretty disappointed. There is no way it's normal for water to sit in there and cause this much rust. My Laredo has been with me for almost 7 months, 4k miles, this shouldn't happen.
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