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Old 05-06-2007, 07:59 PM
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Default rust in chrome bolts (allen head/torq/etc)

How do you clean up the rust in chrome bolts? I have a few allen bolts that have rust in where you put the tool....

How can I protect it after its cleaned out?

thanks in advance
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:22 AM
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Default RE: rust in chrome bolts (allen head/torq/etc)

Use Q-tips and rust remover...RINSE WELL! Then coat inside with clear fingernail polish.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:35 AM
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Default RE: rust in chrome bolts (allen head/torq/etc)

rrr rruuust remover? uh i'm scared 3dog, wont that hurt the chrome?

the guy at nappa auto suggested Penetrating Oil.. not just any tho..PB spray.. copolymer penetrant..magnetic

anyways I haven't tried it yet tho.. the only rust remover I found at nappa was like a gel stuff or spray
wont that crap eat the chrome hehe..

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Old 05-09-2007, 01:37 AM
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I prefer the Gel. Just put gel on tip of Q-Tip and twist inside . Let it work a bit and then use dry Q-tip to remove bulk..then rinse. I would save this job till the next time you wash.
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Default RE: rust in chrome bolts (allen head/torq/etc)

cover them with those cap thingies.
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:01 PM
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Default RE: rust in chrome bolts (allen head/torq/etc)

a little spray of corrosion-X on the bolt head will prevent present and future rust. also on muffler clamps.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:43 AM
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Default RE: rust in chrome bolts (allen head/torq/etc)

PB spray works very well. Just spray it on a q-tip.
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:45 PM
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Default RE: rust in chrome bolts (allen head/torq/etc)

I use testors aluminum model paint with a small artists brush, I all so use it on the exhuast bolts and nuts that hang down near thr frame rail....last for a couple years
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:02 PM
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I use testors aluminum model paint with a small artists brush, I all so use it on the exhuast bolts and nuts that hang down near thr frame rail....last for a couple years
Was this a clear paint?
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:27 PM
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it is silver colered paint that looks like aluminum, looks great on the inside part of chrome allen head bolts. I also paint any of the Cad plated bolts that discolor over time,using a small model car type brush. I paint the exhaust clamp nuts and bolts that show....it keeps em lookin brandy new !!!
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