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sbmiano

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rust preventer
« on: October 17, 2013, 06:53:00 PM »
Was wondering what people use on metal parts and nuts and bolts to prevent rust?  My car really never sees the road and thought maybe a motor oil may help prevent this?

Any input is greatly appreciated ;D
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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 07:07:40 PM »
I've read " gun oil "  ( CHP ) springs ,etc..   Plan on trying when I get mine back together as the rattle can black is long gone. Did do it's job.

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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 08:30:06 PM »
What janobyte said.

If you plan on going back with phosphate or bare the gun oil works well and Ive also heard that WD-40 does the trick also.
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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 09:07:08 PM »
Boeshield is the most often recommendation I've read here..    Recently I found out that Sears carries it, and with a good price, and I purchased some, although I've yet to use it...
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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 09:56:12 PM »
Boeshield is the most often recommendation I've read here..    Recently I found out that Sears carries it, and with a good price, and I purchased some, although I've yet to use it...
X2... and when the directions say, "Use sparingly" on gun oil cans, believe them.  Otherwise, you make the part a dust magnet.
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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 09:59:58 PM »
WD-40 works good for short term but requires constant re-ap. Use the gallon jugs with a spray bottle. I've got parts sealed in zip lock bags--works great ,when I'm doing a motor I'll spray it down and cover with plastic---works great. Seems to evaporate after a while if left in open air. I'm trying the gun oil.   Even my boats outboard I soak with WD-40 and as long as covered and somewhat sealed , works great. I'm a car guy and won't dock !

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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 10:51:46 PM »
 I have been using Birchwood Casey Dri-Touch for over 25 years. It goes on wet and dries to a protective film that doesn't attract dust.
I use a small artists brush for application from the nuts/bolts to the phosphate coating on the hinges and hood latch assembly and Z-bar.
I used it 2-3 times a year.

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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 01:15:24 AM »
I have used several different ones. I used Rust Prevention Magic on all my phosphate bolts prior to assembly. On my coil springs and rear leaf springs I used Sharkhide. It goes on like lacquer thinner and leaves a non dust collecting clear coating that soaks into the metal and leaves a natural look. I have several pictures posted on the CRG with these parts coated with sharkhide. Do a search for posts under my name and they should show up. If they do not show up send me an email and I will send you some.  Thanks, Scoop

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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013, 01:23:17 AM »
I also used the sharkhide on my drag ling, tie rods, ball joints, driveshaft, u joints, clutch fork and bell crank assembly, hood hinges, and hood latch assembly parts that were phosphate.  Thanks Scoop

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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013, 06:53:40 PM »
Scoop, Where is this "sharkhide" available at??  Thanks!!    Don

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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2013, 12:15:51 AM »
You can get it from Eastwood.  Thanks, Scoop

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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2013, 01:30:04 AM »
Interesting Scoop! Will have to get some of that!  I use 'rust prevention magic' and think it works great on phosphate bolts and especially castings (suspension parts, yokes, etc.) but even have my restored drive-shaft coated with it. To test I sprayed raw castings with water after coating and months later the only hints of rust were in crevices that I missed in the coating process. Google "rust prevention magic" for more info. Cost $35 a jar and it goes a long way.
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Re: rust preventer
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 12:32:49 AM »
I used Rust Prevention Magic on all my phosphate bolts.  I have used both products on different parts. Thanks, Scoop