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Old 09-22-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Winter's on the way and with that is comes road salt. I've got a nice set of ISC Coilovers right now and I'm planning on protecting them in some way to try and keep the salt from getting in and seizing components. One thing I was thinking of was spraying them with a light film of oil. I know guys that'll do this every year and spray the whole undercarriage. No one I know specifically does coilovers though. Another Idea I was toying with was spraying them with armorall wheel protectant. The stuff is amazing on wheels and the only thing I'd be worried about is using it on moving components like the collars for height adjustment, I don't know how it will treat the threads. Has anyone else winterized their coilovers (not by taking them off either)?
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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We suggest some nice antiseize around the threads of locking collars and bottom mounts. Also anytime you wash your car during the winter get in the spray them good with water to get rid of excess salt. They are coated with salt corrosive protectant coating
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip they look well made, with the anodized aluminum and paint, I just wanted to be safe. I'll get some anti-seize on there.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:08 PM   #4
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one word:

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #5
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^THIS!^

http://boeshield.com/

"Boeshield T-9 was developed and licensed by The Boeing Company to fill their need for a superior lubricant/protectant.

The formulation, based on a unique combination of solvents and waxes, is designed to penetrate metal pores and dissolve minor corrosion, then leave a resilient waxy coating that lasts for many months.

We began by successfully introducing Boeshield T-9 to the tough saltwater marine market for lubricating and protecting all metals. It works well on engines and deck hardware as well as electronics, batteries and wiring connections. It is non-conductive and will not cause short circuits."
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #6
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I like it, have you used it?
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #7
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yes, every winter.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:24 PM   #8
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thanks for reminding me, i need to order some more.

a can will coat everything once. i like to re-apply a couple times a winter.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:27 PM   #9
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I'm gonna have to give it a try. This kinda stuff gets me all excited
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:29 PM   #10
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T-9 is Pamela pretty cool stuff. I used it while I worked at a bicycle shop. We used it on brake and derallieur cables. It made everything butter smooth and left a nice coating that felt waxy
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most of us alaskans use grease and 2'' thick electrical tape to cover the threads.
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