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Gorilla lug nuts, new with rust?

I ordered a set of locking Gorilla lug nuts from one of our supporting venders. When I opened the box I found a plastic bag with some rust on the inside and all of my new lug nuts. When I looked inside the lug nuts, to my surprise I found rusty treads. and not just light rust, but a good amount.

So my question is did Gorilla really ship these like this (really?)? The box appears to have no water damage. Has anyone else had similar results?
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WOW - that's crazy. I would defintely be returning those. I'm think that they had to get wet to get that rusty. I recently ordered Gorilla lugnuts (non locking, 1-piece factory replacements) and there was absolutely no rust anywhere - inside or out.
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They need to put a bag of desiccant in each bag of nuts... Keep your nuts dry.

I compared my "China" made version to the Gorilla version and the only difference was "no name" and the price.

If you test the strip thread test they are pretty much equal.

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I lube mine with anti-seize compound and lower the torque a bit using anti-seize compound keeps everything from rusting and the threads in great shape but increases torque. Never had any issues with rusty lug nuts or studs in water or snow.
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I never use any anti-seize or lube as you will not get a proper torque setting. I use a wire brush mounted on my drill to clean the studs and small one to clean the inside threads on the lug nuts.

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that's unacceptable!

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They need to put a bag of desiccant in each bag of nuts... Keep your nuts dry.

I compared my "China" made version to the Gorilla version and the only difference was "no name" and the price.

If you test the strip thread test they are pretty much equal.

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Or just some talcum powder.


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I never use any anti-seize or lube as you will not get a proper torque setting. I use a wire brush mounted on my drill to clean the studs and small one to clean the inside threads on the lug nuts.

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Those look to have sat for some time in a humid environment. I'm sure the lugs are sound, but surface rust like that will affect correct torque readings. I'd be looking to send those back

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