Ken-Tool, a leader in professional automotive and tire service tools, has introduced its new Rust Hog abrasive tool (pn 30167).
Rust Hog is designed for the removal of surface rust and debris on studs and flat mating surfaces of wheels, wheel hubs and brake rotor hats.
The Rust Hog 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. (5cm) in diameter. It features a 2.25 in. (5.7 cm) deep centre hole for use on wheel studs.
The tool allows a service technician to aggressively attack the oxidized surfaces, and is suitable for the removal of corrosion from wheel mating surfaces. It can be safely used on steel, aluminum, magnesium and alloy wheels.
The Rust Hog assists in meeting compliance with the Tire Industry Association’s (T.I.A.) R.I.S.T wheel mounting procedural standards. Ken-Tool advises the technician to wear protective goggles and a dust mask when using the Rust Hog abrasive tool.
The 30167 Rust Hog is sold in hanging blister packs, suitable for retail, with three abrasive discs. Replacement discs are available in blister packaging with five discs (pn 30168). The 30167 Rust Hog package weighs 0.5 lbs. (0.23 kg), and the 30167 Rust Hog replacement pads package weighs 0.25 lbs. (0.1 kg).