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Cleaning the rust of strut parts by NetCam
Started on: 10-12-2013 10:55 AM
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Report this Post10-12-2013 10:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Pulled off my old rear springs and struts to put on new ones. I got Eibach springs and Monroe Sensatrac struts. Now that I have everything apart, as you can imagine, there's a ton of surface/flaking rust all over the stuff I have to reuse. Anybody have any advice on the best way to get rid of this? Should I scrape the major stuff off with a wire brush, is the some rust solution I can soak it in etc? I was thinking of getting some black Tremclad paint to cover everything before I put it back together, unless somebody has a better option. Thanks in advance!
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Report this Post10-12-2013 12:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DimeMachineSend a Private Message to DimeMachineEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The bushing plate is available new. The best way to clean up the rest would be sandblast, prime and paint.

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Report this Post10-12-2013 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I see lots of bushing plates for sale on eBay, but the shipping and duty basically doubles the cost
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Report this Post10-12-2013 11:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Changing struts and all I would recommend going ahead and replacing the upper mount , they are fairly cheap on ebay.

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Report this Post10-13-2013 12:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Found a pair on eBay for $40, but I'm going to have to drive to the States to pick them up. They wanted $40 for shipping and probably would have been nailed with another $20 for duty/brokerage.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1609...id=p3984.m1439.l2649

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Report this Post10-13-2013 07:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WHEELIEClick Here to visit WHEELIE's HomePageClick Here to Email WHEELIESend a Private Message to WHEELIEEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Metal rescue works great for removing rust. It is non caustic and reusable just soak and rinse off.
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Originally posted by NetCam:

Found a pair on eBay for $40, but I'm going to have to drive to the States to pick them up. They wanted $40 for shipping and probably would have been nailed with another $20 for duty/brokerage.



You don't have parts stores in Canada, just asking because most of the parts stores down here carry anything I need for my 86 SE, in stock.

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Report this Post10-13-2013 10:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
We have parts stores here, but the prices are usually at least double of what I can find online, so I've saved myself a ton of money ordering and picking up just across the border. My clutch up here sells for about $750 - $800 and I got it from FL for $425.
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Metal rescue works great for removing rust. It is non caustic and reusable just soak and rinse off.


Thanks for the tip, I'll try that out. There is a dealer about 45 minutes from me that should stock it.
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Originally posted by NetCam:

We have parts stores here, but the prices are usually at least double of what I can find online...


I hear ya.

I buy all my auto parts online from the States now. You've always got to plan ahead, and it's a nuisance crossing the border to pick up the parts, but man oh man it's a helluva lot cheaper.

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