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    Default Rusty Torx Bolts & Screws

    Am I just unlucky or does anybody else have an issue with some of the Torx bolts and screw rusting badly (especially in the engine bay)? Some are still like new whilst others are badly corroded - I have had to replace all the ones on the air box already (No part number on system and cost me £2.65 each)

    TONY

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    It's always got me for many years why screws & bolts rust next to each other, one bright as the day it was made the other snaps off rusted through ............

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    nope, all mine are like new.....except for the one under the door handles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    It's always got me for many years why screws & bolts rust next to each other, one bright as the day it was made the other snaps off rusted through ............
    Probably using cheap rubbish,I have seen boxes of new screws and some are not great,before they even go unto the car

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    After reading your post i checked mine and the bolts at the airbox are also really rusted where as nearly all others are mint .... I wonder if others are the same???? Seems strange

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    If you want to spruce up your rusty bolts then try the following. Remove the rusty bolts, give them a quick scrub with a wire brush then heat them up with a blow torch. When they are glowing red drop them into a glass jar or metal tin containing some used engine oil. When they cool down you will be the proud owner of some nice shiny black rust free bolts. I learnt this trick from someone down at the local airgun club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crabbitoldgit View Post
    If you want to spruce up your rusty bolts then try the following. Remove the rusty bolts, give them a quick scrub with a wire brush then heat them up with a blow torch. When they are glowing red drop them into a glass jar or metal tin containing some used engine oil. When they cool down you will be the proud owner of some nice shiny black rust free bolts. I learnt this trick from someone down at the local airgun club.

    Thats a cool wee thing to learn!!

    Can i just say that while heating these up, don't hold them with bear fingers.
    Use some pliers with protective handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1965 View Post
    Thats a cool wee thing to learn!!

    Can i just say that while heating these up, don't hold them with bear fingers.
    Use some pliers with protective handles.
    Mate you shouldn't be using "bear" fingers to hold anything - chopping off a bear's fingers just so you can use them as a holding implement is cruel and some bear species are protected by international law.

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    the worst ones I have come across were the last 2 in the wheel arch when I was removing the front bumper....took 1 hour to remove them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Mate you shouldn't be using "bear" fingers to hold anything - chopping off a bear's fingers just so you can use them as a holding implement is cruel and some bear species are protected by international law.


    Lmao!!

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