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I got my Pilot back in August, and when I got it, there were what appeared to be magic marker on one nut of each wheel. I washed on them but they wouldn't go away. So I figured that given time, it would wear off.

Well, four months later the markings are still there.

First, anyone know WHY they would be there?

Second, how do I get the ink (I'm assuming its ink) off of there?


Still loving my Pilot four months and 8,000 miles later...:D
 

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Probably

an inspection mark, to let everyone know the wheel is torqued.

I would try an alcohol whipe, or a ra with a drop on carb cleaner, paint remover, fingernail polish remover or some other solvent.
The lug nut is metal, so you are not going to hurt it no matter what you use (short of an acid).
 

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Same here

I found the same thing on my lugs as well. I solved it by replacing the marked ones with a wheel lock.

My guess is the prep team marked one lug on each wheel to help remind them where they started the tightening process... but that's just a guess.
 

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I thought they were just "freckles"
 

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Re: Same here

HONDER said:
I found the same thing on my lugs as well. I solved it by replacing the marked ones with a wheel lock.

My guess is the prep team marked one lug on each wheel to help remind them where they started the tightening process... but that's just a guess.
Me too, problem solved.
 

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Try Ispropyl Alcohol

I haven't tried this yet, but if it is Sharpie permanent marker, then try Isopropyl Alcohol. I have used IPA to clean this before.
 

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Thanks everybody!
 

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Me Too !

I used the wheel lock correction method too, but was also puzzled why delivery prep didn't clean off the marks. Then, again, no big deal.
 

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I used Goof Off to get permanent ink off. Works easily and it's quick too.
 

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I had the same thing. Got it off with bug and tar remover.
 

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Rip Van...

I was lazy...I told the dealer to take it off. I figured he should have found it in the prep process anyway.
 

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Mini-rant

It sounds like all Pilots have these marked lugs (noticed them on mine too).

It's no big deal but doesn't it peeve you that you pay for PDI and they don't remove these marks?
 

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I know this sounds weird. but Toothepaste is great at removing Permanent Marker
Mdevine, how did you learn this? Do you have kids?

Evergreen
 

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Evergreen...No kids now, but I have a kid on the way

Actually just last week on got Perm Marker on a nice wood table (>$1,000) in the Living room. I could not get it off with anything I tried. With fear of Wife in my heart, I scambled onto the internet and did a google search and found a site that recommended toothpaste. I tried it, it came right off...and wife has no clue.

God Bless the Internet.

Mike
 

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I'm going to try the toothpaste on the lugs. That's a great story mdevine.

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Don't know if type of toothpaste matters, but the plain white
"abrasive" kind instead of the green "minty" kind may do a better job. It does on scuba masks. Mask needs the abrasive to clean.
 
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