I recently had a wire wheel powder coated. Now I cannot get the wheel on the hub. Looks like I might have to sandblast the inside and just put on a layer of spray paint so it will fit again. Unless anyone else has a better suggestion? Never realized it was a tight fit on the hub.
Dave that's actually a good thing, you want a nice snug fit on the hub. I wouldn't sand blast the inside. Rather, get one of those sand paper wheel flaps and put it on a drill or air tool. There's really only a short narrow section that needs to be the right diameter. You may can even just sand it by hand.
They some times lay the powder coating on pretty thick. I had that issue on my Plymouth when I had the trunk rack done. I had to run a file in all the bolt holes to get the bolts through so I am not surprised that you have encountered that problem. I would just try to remove enough of the finish without going back to bare metal until it fits.
After getting wheels back we take a ream with the correct angle and clean the area where the lug nuts fit to help seat them and keep from chipping the paint.
The bolts fit fine. The stem was a really tight fit but I blame that on the tube maker. I like Seth's suggestion so I will try that first. Thank you