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I've never seen a ' detail ' go into so much effort. Amazing how poor the condition of a practically brand new car can be. The swirls on the rear lights.

Some seriously impressive results.

Will you be booking yours in?
 

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To be fair the man that can perform such a meticulous job on the detail is unlikely to make such an amateur mistake on the wheel bolts.
 

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This is car 'Detailing' at the highest level, something that not everyone wants or needs..

And at a good 拢1k's worth of work, not everyone can afford it either!

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I only saw the copper grease on the hub which I thought was a good thing. Just had another look and saw the bolts greased. I've never done this but surely if you tighten the nuts up with the correct torque taking into consideration the grease then you're ok?
 

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A car wheel bolt torque value is based on the friction of a dry thread. Greasing the thread reduces the friction therefore over tensioning the bolt, which will elongate it and potentially result in failure. Basic mechanics. There was a photo posted on here a while back by marco of a failed bolt.
 

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mctga said:
A car wheel bolt torque value is based on the friction of a dry thread. Greasing the thread reduces the friction therefore over tensioning the bolt, which will elongate it and potentially result in failure. Basic mechanics. There was a photo posted on here a while back by marco of a failed bolt.
Summed up well.
 

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Jiggaman said:
I've never seen a ' detail ' go into so much effort. Amazing how poor the condition of a practically brand new car can be. The swirls on the rear lights.

Some seriously impressive results.

Will you be booking yours in?
No, bit too far for me to travel and the cost of transporting the car there and back will be expensive too. I've used a place that is closer to me and tbh the results didn't look much different.

Looks to be top notch finish from Reep though.
 

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I've always used copper grease on wheel bolts and front of hub (20 odd yrs) and never used a torque wrench to tighten bolts only used a hand wrench and never had a problem.
 

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Polished Bliss is up my way, they always have some great cars in for work. Last I seen their waiting list was up to almost a year!
 

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mctga said:
A car wheel bolt torque value is based on the friction of a dry thread. Greasing the thread reduces the friction therefore over tensioning the bolt, which will elongate it and potentially result in failure. Basic mechanics. There was a photo posted on here a while back by marco of a failed bolt.
I've done a thread on lubricating threaded fixings a while ago. Mctga is right.

For that reason, if a technician in the aerospace or railway industries was to grease a nut or bolt, they would be sacked because it's a safety critical incident. Think about that when you're flying at 36000 feet at 570mph or doing 186mph in a 800 tonne Eurostar. In comparison, some automotive "technicians" are thick.

There are some "pastes" used for dissimilar metals, thread locking etc BUT THEY ARE NOT LUBRICANTS and come with instructions on how to prepare the threads and adjust the torque setting.

I'll see if I can find my thread.

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Durham, assuming you live there,.......may I ask who you use near you?
(I'm in Tyne & Wear myself)
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Couldn't fault him, if your in Tyne and Wear it might be a bit of a trek for you but give him a ring. He will talk through your wash / maintenance regime and decide on what would be best for your vehicle.

Andy.
 
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