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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #210 on: January 15, 2023, 02:17:22 PM »
Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #211 on: January 15, 2023, 03:01:53 PM »
My wife just bought a kitchen scale so I decided to do a little test between the Ace Hollow hardware and the Shorty's Lights that I normally use. All sets are 7/8 allen.

The bolts themselves weigh the exact same, so the only weight savings comes with the thinner nuts that Shorty's uses. Could pair the Ace bolts with the Shorty's nuts to at least get the benefit of potentially not needing to use an allen key and Ace's claim that their bolts don't cause griptape swirls (that's never been a problem for me anyway as long as you only tighten from the nut side)


Thanks for that.  Makes me happy / satisfied that Shortys are good, or even just buying a box of the low head nuts is a win, when I have the nyloc start to lose grip, so don't have to get new deck bolts either.

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Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it


From two sets of identical bolts, same brand, about the same time they were set up, one guy who swears by putting them down into the board and another who never puts them down in far enough (to my mind), sure enough the first set are still full black, the other set are all worn off and plain silver.


From the thoughts about this thread, I have seen quite a few people recently who didn't do up their bolts enough and sure enough they were having issues with the colour / paint rubbing off the heads.

Others who put their bolts on and do them up so they are a little below the top of the grip never have issues with bolts changing colour, or the paint wearing off, no matter what brand, myself included.


Make of that what you will.



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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #212 on: January 15, 2023, 03:03:31 PM »
My wife just bought a kitchen scale so I decided to do a little test between the Ace Hollow hardware and the Shorty's Lights that I normally use. All sets are 7/8 allen.

The bolts themselves weigh the exact same, so the only weight savings comes with the thinner nuts that Shorty's uses. Could pair the Ace bolts with the Shorty's nuts to at least get the benefit of potentially not needing to use an allen key and Ace's claim that their bolts don't cause griptape swirls (that's never been a problem for me anyway as long as you only tighten from the nut side)

Ive been had.

They probably sell low profile locknuts on McMaster carr , Iíll check that out soon

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #213 on: January 15, 2023, 05:29:58 PM »
My wife just bought a kitchen scale so I decided to do a little test between the Ace Hollow hardware and the Shorty's Lights that I normally use. All sets are 7/8 allen.

The bolts themselves weigh the exact same, so the only weight savings comes with the thinner nuts that Shorty's uses. Could pair the Ace bolts with the Shorty's nuts to at least get the benefit of potentially not needing to use an allen key and Ace's claim that their bolts don't cause griptape swirls (that's never been a problem for me anyway as long as you only tighten from the nut side)

this pleases me in so many ways considering my other hobby is ultralight backpacking lol

thats kind of a wild difference in weight savings. pretty surprised

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #214 on: January 15, 2023, 05:32:36 PM »
Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it

Anybody remember halos hardware? Those resisted turning silver pretty well.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #215 on: January 15, 2023, 05:58:00 PM »
Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it

the only ones Iíve ever found to truly stay black, are shake junt. their bolts looked like they might be powder coated black? most bolts are painted black it seems. I wish I could skate the shortys light bolts, but thatís why I donít. Lol the nuts are great for cast plates though.
This has me cracking up, what exactly does Black Flag have to do with measuring your dick starting behind ya nuts?

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #216 on: January 16, 2023, 08:54:52 AM »
I got some Roughneck hardware from my local recently, they are black phillips bolts... flat black/brownish hue to them and they seem like they will forever stay black since they're not painted. They're actually my new fav cause they blend in with the griptape differently. Just throwing that out there in case anyone wants to try them. I haven't skated them long enough to know for sure about them not rubbing/turning silver.

Also, those thinner Shorty's nuts you guys are posting are the truth. I run them with 1" bolts and risers combo so that way the nylock actually gets engaged with the threading and they just look better than the normal taller/fatter looking nuts.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #217 on: January 16, 2023, 01:48:42 PM »
Do people really have a problem with 1Ē bolts engaging with normal nuts when using 1/8Ē risers? Iíve been running that combo for a long time and never had any issues. Should be the same as using 7/8Ē without risers which is a really popular combo also.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #218 on: January 16, 2023, 02:00:51 PM »
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the only ones Iíve ever found to truly stay black, are shake junt. their bolts looked like they might be powder coated black? most bolts are painted black it seems. I wish I could skate the shortys light bolts, but thatís why I donít. Lol the nuts are great for cast plates though.

Bender hardware stays black. Iíve had the same set of 7/8 allen for 3 years.
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #219 on: January 16, 2023, 03:34:58 PM »
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the only ones Iíve ever found to truly stay black, are shake junt. their bolts looked like they might be powder coated black? most bolts are painted black it seems. I wish I could skate the shortys light bolts, but thatís why I donít. Lol the nuts are great for cast plates though.
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Bender hardware stays black. Iíve had the same set of 7/8 allen for 3 years.

can confirm the same

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #220 on: January 17, 2023, 06:28:52 AM »
Do people really have a problem with 1Ē bolts engaging with normal nuts when using 1/8Ē risers? Iíve been running that combo for a long time and never had any issues. Should be the same as using 7/8Ē without risers which is a really popular combo also.

Yes, 1" hardware for 1/8" risers imo is too short. having the bolt flush with the end of the nut isn't enough to properly secure it. That's why I use the thin nuts so there a few threads engaged past the nylock.