As tire experts claim, you don’t have to use anti-seize on wheel spacers. Anti-seize products are generally applied to bolts, fasteners, and other clamped interfaces to prevent galling, seizing, and corrosion, as well as lubricating to ease disassembly. With the development of modern manufacturing technology, brand wheel spacers are well-treat in corrosion resistance. This means they won’t easily corrode or get stuck on your vehicle hub.
Using anti-seize on wheel spacers is completely harmless. So, you can use it to keep spacers easy to remove if necessary. Just coat the anti-seize on the contact surfaces. It fills the gaps between the spacers and rotors hence no rust. However, never add anti-seize to the wheel lugs. This will reduce the clamping force. As long as you use quality wheel spacers and properly torque them, they will never come loose.
Clean the Mating Surfaces of Wheel Spacers
Before installing your wheel spacers, make sure the contact surfaces are clean and smooth. Spray degreaser, and use a brush to clean any rust that has accumulated on both the rim face where it meets the hub, and the hub itself. Then wipe it down with the emery cloth. This needs to be done thoroughly. Because any existed rust make your wheel spacers not sit properly and thus throwing things off-center.
If you want to apply a light coat of anti-seize on wheel spacers, smear it to all mating surfaces (mainly the hub face, and around the hub). It is not necessary to put a heavy coat, as when you torque down the spacer, the paste will spread out. Actually, there’s nothing different about installing a spacer rather than installing a wheel. Using the proper torque specification to tighten each wheel bolt, then everything will be fine.
Apply Proper Wheel Bolts for Wheel Spacers
Adding wheel spacers makes your car perform better. They provide a more aggressive and powerful appearance. It is also a good time to replace the stock wheel bolts. BONOSS forged shell-type wheel lock bolts are designed to maximize your wheel style. The shells are available in various colors. Applying wheel bolts of correct colors would improve the appearance greatly. In addition, the shells cover the exposed part of the bolts, which is effective to prevent debris and water from accessing.
These wheel bolts do more than just look. The tensile strength of core wheel bolts is over 1,220 Mpa. It makes sense that stronger bolts are safer, because the higher strength the bolt is, the more force it can withstand more force before breaking. These bolts are highly resistant to wear and damage. The electrocoating coating is helpful to keep rusting or corrosion away. It will cost you less and save much time in routine maintenance if you get BONOSS wheel spacers and wheel bolts installed.