Seeing as the Orion's alloy wheels are sat in the garage covered in sacking I thought I would give them the once over.
Noticed a few marks and scuffs where the socket has caught them when torquing the bolts up.
Have touched these up with some wheel paint and given them a coat of varnish.
Had a look round on the web as to how to avoid it happening again.
Came across this on e-bay :-
19mm "Soft" Socket
It is a standard 19mm socket covered in a plastic sleeve to avoid damaging the alloys when in use.
Have ordered one so I will see how it goes.
The same thing is available in Halfords but are about £2 dearer.
[ I have no connection with the e-bay seller at all ]