Alloys sticking to hubs

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Alloys sticking to hubs

Post by Grumpyjohn1957 » Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:59 pm

Any recommendations for corrosion inhibitors to use on the alloy wheel/hub interface? My wheels seem to readily seize on during the salty season.
Considering two products, unsure of the wisdom.
Duralac http://www.llewellyn-ryland.co.uk/
Molyslip – Ceramslip https://www.molyslip.co.uk/ceramslip-2/
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Re: Alloys sticking to hubs

Post by jolls » Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:26 am

This is manufactured by Molyslip as well. https://www.molyslip.co.uk/copaslip/ I have used it and it doesn't seem to have had any adverse effect on my wheels. Hopefully Charles will see this thread and possibly give some further advice.
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Re: Alloys sticking to hubs

Post by PerryGunn » Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:19 am

On all my cars I've always used a smear of copper grease (no particular brand) over the hub surface before refitting the wheels and never had a problem with seizing.
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Re: Alloys sticking to hubs

Post by Bri-E » Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:06 pm

Another yes for Copper Grease
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Re: Alloys sticking to hubs

Post by JohnW » Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:28 pm

Yes agreed - copper grease or Copaslip as used by the many garages
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Re: Alloys sticking to hubs

Post by Marc 76 » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:31 pm

As above, a smear of copper grease on the mating surfaces.

I've been caught out with sticking BMW wheels in the past.
A decent size block of wood (4x4 or greater and a foot or two long) laid against the inside of the wheel rim with it jacked just off the floor and a couple of sharp blows to the wood with a lump hammer generally sorted it. If especially stuck, rotate between blows.

You may need another pair of hands to catch the wheel!

And try not to put your head under the car/chock it up in case of jack failure...
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