Loosening stuck wire spoke rims

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#1 Loosening stuck wire spoke rims

Post by Mephistopheles » Sun May 26, 2019 9:07 am

Last autumn, just before my cat‘s winter break, my workshop failed in removing the wire spoke rims from the hubs during maintenance service. Last week I removed the spinners every evening and sprayed penetrating oil (I used three different types: cooling spray+Caramba shock rust remover+Liquimoly MoS2 rust dissolver) between hubs and rims. Yesterday I succeeded in removing the rims from the hubs. However it took us several hours, much power and several hits of a hammer to do this job: lots of rust on the toothing profiles of the hubs and the rims. For heaven‘s sake it was only rust on the surface that could have been removed by means of wire brush, both on the hubs and the rims. After coating the clean surfaces with grease and fixing the rims I made a reminder in my calendar to remove the rims at least twice a year to prevent stuck rims in future. Does anyone have same experience, are there special types of grease for hub/rims that prevent such nightmares?
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Holger
1973 manual LHD OTS E Type
Holger

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#2 Re: Loosening stuck wire spoke rims

Post by mgcjag » Sun May 26, 2019 9:44 am

Hi Holgar......I use anti sieze coppa slip....just a very thin smear......Steve
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#3 Re: Loosening stuck wire spoke rims

Post by chrisfell » Sun May 26, 2019 11:30 am

:yeahthat:
60,000 miles later, never had a wheel stuck to a hub.
Chris '67 S1 2+2

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