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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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After using vinegar to remove rust, just put in rusted bolts in a coffe can filled with vinegar, and shake once a day and a few days later nice clean parts even the nooks and crannys.
What can I use to stop the bolts from rusting too fast again?

Paint them? nail polish?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 02:40 PM
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Unfortunately, unless bolts are either galvanized, chromed or stainless steel, they will rust over time if not treated with a petroleum product periodically. A good waxing with axle grease tends to deter the rust process.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2003, 02:41 PM
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depending on where they go
1) paint them with satin clear spray paint
2) coat them in WD40
3) coat them in spray silicon lube

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Im starting to replace most of my nuts and bolts with stainless steels ones.The ones i cant replace i use copaslip grease (anti seize compound) on the threads and a smear of light oil over the head.Regards javed

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You can replace them as mentioned with chrome, galvanized or stainless and add to that list phosphate coated.

Or, you can get a home phosphate kit from a place like Eastwoods and phosphate them yourself.

You can also use Coke to remove rust on the bolts.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-24-2003, 07:09 PM
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After removing the rust, apply gun bluing and let it sit for a few min. wipe it off and apply oil, then after a few min. wipe the oil off.
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