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I can find stainless lug nuts but I'm searching for stainless lug bolts for a new trailer to try to make maintenance as easy a possible.

No luck with "stainless steel lug bolt (or lug stud)" on google.

Does anybody know of a source?

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Call Hi Tech Marine in Panama City. They have the top of the line trailer building stuff. They just replaced all my U-Bolts with stainless ones but I am not sure if the did the lugs like that.
 

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lobsterman (3/29/2010)Call Hi Tech Marine in Panama City. They have the top of the line trailer building stuff. They just replaced all my U-Bolts with stainless ones but I am not sure if the did the lugs like that.
Thanks, I just called... he said he's never seen one.

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I didn't know, the ones they put on my trailer look different than what I used to have, that I do know. What they are made of I don't have a clue.
 

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Do not quote me on this , but I was told that you should not use stainless for lug bolts because they are more britel than carbon steel and may break. I just put a some grease on mine every time I take them off and never have a problem.
 

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Jim FYI stainless is a softer metal than the steel they use also stainless is prone to galling. Just go to the auto parts and pickup some anti-sieze and give it a good coating and forget about it just my $.02
 

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cold beers (3/29/2010)Do not quote me on this , but I was told that you should not use stainless for lug bolts because they are more britel than carbon steel and may break. I just put a some grease on mine every time I take them off and never have a problem.
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I was always told not to use grease on lug nuts.
 

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Jim, for what it's worth, I would not put anything stainless on carbon. You're really inviting trouble if you do. I realize you can anti-seize every couple of months and maybe stay out of trouble, but the first time you gall one and have to pull the hub to change a flat tire.....well, you see what I mean.
 

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Not SS but they do not rust do to the high quality plating.
"Our lug nuts are machined from high quality steel, through-hardened and then triple-nickel chrome plated for durability and long-lasting beauty. Every McGard Lug Nut is guaranteed for life not to rust, chip, or peel!"
http://www.mcgard.com/Home/MarineProducts/TrailerWheelLocksandLugNuts

But the OP is looking for SS lug bolts.
Maybe I should have looked harder but when it says "Stainless Steel Lug Nuts" I thought that what it was. Sorry.

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