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Supposedly anti seize melts down to the plugs and ruins them.

I've never used it. Even when I was a mechanic back in the 90s.

According to Google. It's not recommended. For the reasons already listed above.
 

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I hope you're joking about that.
Lug nuts and studs never get anything.
They are always dry. Use a wire brush to clean any rust or dirt.
NOPE. And it's never been a problem.

In today's world with caps. Not needed. Yesterday's world without caps. They'd rust on and break the studs trying to get em off. Probably why they started adding caps.

For those of us who take our tires off occasionally. It's no big deal.
Most however. Never touch their tires.


Some semi companies would use it. When I started driving 20 years ago.. Don't see it used these days.

And you only use a very light brushing at the rim. Not heavily coat the entire stud.

We have caps so not needed.
 

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Beg to differ that it's never been a problem, and this might be why.
Tires weren't flying away in the 20th century.

I've seen lotsa in the 21st century. And I doubt they had antiseize.

So beg to differ.



A big rubber hammer on the tire always brakes the rim off a tight hub.

Say what you about 20th century wrenching.
We weren't making things complicated that you all make today.
 

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Not sure but it is entirely possible. I have seen it happen myself, lug nuts sheared clean off. That typically only happens when the lug nuts are either loose or over-tightened, both of which could be caused by a mechanic or the use of anti-seize.


We also didn't have the widespread use of dash cams to capture them flying away in the 20th century because the required camera and recording equipment would have taken up a whole seat or more...
No..but you do have eyes that see your surroundings. And I certainly see a lot of vehicles without rims on the freeway these days. I also see broken suspension.
 

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Do you think that wheel came off because of anti-seize on the lug nuts?
Dude. You have no idea why that tire came off.

The most like reason would be the tire was never torqued. There's also the possibility that rim was a junk rim that shouldn't have been used. As in elongated holes.

You can't blame it on anti-seize. Cuz you just don't know what happened
 

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One company doesn't make it frequent.

Just makes it happened.

It's more frequent today.

Everything is more frequent these days.

I see more accidents now then when I started 20 years ago. 20 years ago semis didn't have leashes.
 

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I've had one try to go in crooked a time or two.

You take a hacksaw and notch the tip of the threads. 2 notches was recommended but I always used 4. Use the plug as a tap and plug was golden.

Closest I've ever come.
 
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