The new Rust Hog abrasive tool from Ken-Tool Corp. is designed to remove surface rust and debris on studs and flat mating surfaces of wheels, wheel hubs and brake rotor hats.
The Rust Hog (pn 30167) uses a dense, aluminum oxide-infused polypropylene abrasive material attached to a 4-inch (10 cm) hub used with a ½-in. drive electric or pneumatic impact tool.
The Rust Hog hub body is 4.25 in. (10.8 cm) long, and the abrasive pads are 2 in. (5 cm) in diameter. It features a 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) deep center hole for use on wheel studs.
The company says the tool allows a service technician to aggressively attack the oxidized surfaces, and is ideal for removal of corrosion from wheel mating surfaces.
It can be safely used on steel, aluminum, magnesium and alloy wheels. See the Rust Hog in action:
Ken-Tool says the Rust Hog assists in complying with the Tire Industry Association’s wheel mounting procedural standards.
For more information about the company’s tire-changing and shop tools, visit www.kentool.com.