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Old 9th September 2009, 11:57 PM
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Default Preventing rust in wishbones

OK, might be a bit of a silly question, but.....

What are people doing about the open ends of the wishbones? By that, I mean where, on the lower front wishbones, the actual tube is welded to the bent 5mm plate.

I have been admiring my very shiny paintwork on them (well it looks good to me) and then noticed that inside the end of the tube they are rusting up a bit.

No I am hoping that this is only a bit of surface rust, but would like to work something out to deal with it. Maybe bung up the end with silicone, or fill the tube with PU foam.

Any thoughts?

Sean
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Old 10th September 2009, 12:17 AM
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if you mean the end of the tubes at the ball joint end?
i clamped the ends flat down onto the plate & welded all around the end of the tube, so that there is no chance of moisture entering the tube.

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Old 10th September 2009, 12:38 AM
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if you mean the end of the tubes at the ball joint end?
i clamped the ends flat down onto the plate & welded all around the end of the tube, so that there is no chance of moisture entering the tube.

andy
Problem is, I thought about this after welding and painting them

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Old 10th September 2009, 12:40 AM
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well in that case i,d plug them with sealant. but make sure they are totally dry inside first.

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Old 10th September 2009, 09:22 AM
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Hi, dont use bath sealant its corrosive to metal use something like sikkaflex.
you could pour some oil down the tubes or some dinitrol or the other rust preventative that i cant remember the name of at the mo.
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Old 11th September 2009, 10:44 AM
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" Waxoil "

Probably not spelt correctly.
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