Preserving new tie-rods and ball-joints

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. t.flatt

    t.flatt Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm wondering what you guys have had success with keeping these things looking new. Boeshield, RPM, clear coat? Also, a book I have says to media blast the upper control arm bushings before installing. What is the purpose of that? Thanks for any input!

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    Did my Bee parts with RPM 4+ years ago now..
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    .. and the Dart with Boeshield T9 this Winter. We'll see who rusts first....
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      mobileparts Well-Known Member

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      You guys live in North Dakota and Canada, Eh ??
      Everything would last a heck of a lot longer if you just moved to San Diego !!! (LOL)

      Good looking job there, dadsbee, EH ??
       
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      I like to paint the cast iron parts with Seymour Cast Blast paint. I mask off what I don’t want painted and use SEM aerosol etch primer first.

      They have a high heat version that’s great for manifolds too. Don’t use primer with that one though, the primer will burn.
       
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      • 493 Mike

        493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I have been using "Everbrite".
        Mike
         
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        • t.flatt

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          • t.flatt

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            Ha ha!! At least I'm not in Minnesota with salt covered roads!
             
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            So, I think I'm gonna try combining RPM and Boeshield. First, treat them with RPM then spray a little Boeshield over the top. It might be overkill but I already have both products so I may as well use them!
             
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            I think T9 will just wash the RPM "wax" off...
             
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            Here is a control arm that I used RPM on then a spray of Bowshield. No Ill effects and I think it looks great!

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