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Fuel lines clips - green coating
« on: May 17, 2016, 05:02:47 PM »
Does anyone know what the green coating on the fuel line clips was? I am assuming it was to prevent rusting.... Cleaning and de-rusting the clips has removed most of the coating. Has anyone tried to replace this coating or do most leave the metal bare?
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Re: Fuel lines clips - green coating
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 07:01:29 PM »
Those kinds of parts with the 'green appearance' (clips and fasteners generally) always made me think they were coated or treated with zinc chromate, but I have no factual proof of that.  If I wanted to renew some of those kinds of parts cheaply at home, I'd clean them and 'prime' them with a zinc chromate primer, which is green tinted.
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Re: Fuel lines clips - green coating
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 04:14:23 PM »
Testors makes an olive metal dye. I used it on the last set I did.
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Re: Fuel lines clips - green coating
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 04:38:40 PM »
James,

How does that dye work as a 'corrosion preventive' ??
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Re: Fuel lines clips - green coating
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 02:53:07 PM »
James,

How does that dye work as a 'corrosion preventive' ??
There are many rust protectors that can be put on after the dye plus how much is a car like this going to be subject to water. Yes, probably moisture (humidity) might be a cause but believe some of the many products available can protect them. Good one James as I had not heard of that one.
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Re: Fuel lines clips - green coating
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 08:15:42 PM »
Rustoleum's auto metal self etching primer was a perfect match to the color!.... a couple of good coats and away we go!...
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