rustproofing tent pegs

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 12:29
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We have made some steel tent pegs. Does anybody know a affordable product to rustproof them?

Any advice would be appreciated
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Reply By: porl - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 12:32

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 12:32
could try the paint you put on fresh welds to stop them rusting, pretty sturdy stuff, but not sure how it would go in hard ground. Will await other responses with interest.
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Follow Up By: dbcc - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:45

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:45
Thanks for your help, may try that.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:02

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:02
Is it worth it? they arent that expensive...
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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:12

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:12
I made some extra tentpegs for our camping out of 8mm stainless rod, no problems with rust for me. lol.
Regards Andrew.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:12

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:12
Agree with Truckster,
But if you want sturdy ones that resist rust then get some made up from Stainless steel.
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Reply By: mattie - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:22

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:22
Try lanoguard or lanatech u would get at auto shops.

Mattie
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Follow Up By: dbcc - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:44

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:44
Thanks for the sensible reply to my question.
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:30

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 13:30
Best way to avoid rust on pegs is to use them, then store them dry. Mine get hammered in every 4 weeks, are 15 years old & no rust. It's not really an issue.
Cheers Craig.........
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Follow Up By: dbcc - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:48

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:48
Thanks, I was just intersted to see what people though....although some people that responded don't know how to think.... question might have been too hard..!!!

I appreciate your feedback
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Reply By: bucky - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:17

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:17
rusty tent pegs ????/

Just get heavy gavanized ones and if they rust ,, chuck them away and get new oned from any Camping shop ,,,,Whats the Issue ,, if you cannot get your head around that , then you would be better not going anywhere
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Follow Up By: dbcc - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:43

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:43
It was just a question. We are trying something different in tent peg design, we were looking at all options and all materials... we were just looking for feedback........I hope you are not so rude to everybody you aquaint that asks a question. Just for the record, I have a garage full of camping gear, including tent pegs, so yes I can get my head around throwing them out. Grow up before you answer any more questions.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:04

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:04
A non issue, I like mine rusty as they are less likely to slide out when there is some rust resitance.
If you must, paint the top 1/3 bright coloured so they dont get lost so easy when packing up.
I have some that are about 30 years old, still going strong !

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:10

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:10
Hey Pesty

Everything about you is old.......your car, your tent pegs, your.............

Hahahahahahahaha

dbcc

Get a life mate
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:23

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:23
Sorry we didnt all answer with what you wanted to hear, next time just post up what you would like us all to say, and some may...

Trying something different in tent pegs. LMAO Bent bit of steel/alloy/metal/wood/plastic/tin/copper/paper with a hook on the end. or old truck valves make good ones.

Im with Willem on this
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 23:03

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 23:03
Actually if you are into abrasive or lose sand plastic ones are as good as anything. If you aren't, rust isn't an issue anyway. End of story

Rust getting onto working part of a highlift jack is a different story however.

Can't think what the fuss is about on rusting tent pegs. An engineer once told me "concrete is made to crack". Steel is made to rust unless you want to pretty it or make it stainless..........
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Reply By: bucky - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:01

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:01
Unbelieveable
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:16

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:16
Bucky,
Yeh Mate and if you hang around with Roachie much more you too could end up like us hahhahahahaah

Willem,
Yes mate old and reliable !!!

Cheers Pesty
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:21

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:21
How about electronic rust prevention systems ??? E.R.P.S. just trundle on down to the local auto leccy and have them make up a system of battery / controller /pads and wires to however many individual pegs you use ,IE if 24 pegs then you would need 24 pads and wires ,,system would last a lifetime for the miniscule cost of $1000 or there abouts LOL.
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Reply By: linkcrazy - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 16:37

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 16:37
Now waiting for a shoelace type post about rustproofing .
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Reply By: David from Engine Saver Low Water Alarms - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 20:41

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 20:41
Just give them a spray with silicone now & again.
Good as anything else and it does last.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 20:59

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 20:59
In the past, I have bought some 8mm galv rod and made my own. They are about 400 mm long. Instead of bending the top over, weld a chain link near the top about 25mm down. That way, when you hammer them in, you are directing the blow directly down the peg. You could also weld the head of a high tensile bolt on to the top of the peg so that it does not burr down after continual hammering in.
I find that it is much easier to tie down to the chain link.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:36

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:36
Old car engine valves work similar to what your saying, and you wont bend em!
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Reply By: HJ60-2H - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:34

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 21:34
Powder coating would give them a good look in the shop and would work for a while.
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Reply By: japmel - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:19

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:19
Doesn't matter what you put on them, It will wear off in no time after you hammer them into the ground a few times.

Regards
japmel
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:49

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 22:49
dbcc,
Find or purloin some used star pickets, cut them off at the required length from the pointy end for the first one , then drop saw the rest to the required length. When they wear out stea oops purloin some more.
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Reply By: DP - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:35

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:35
dbcc,

just for a different approach - perhaps consider getting them zinc anodised. may be a bit pricey but should prevent rust. most OE auto manufacturers now use a Cr3 (Trivalent Chrome) coating on wiring assmeblies, brackets etc to prevent rust. this comes in a range of colours too which may help when looking for pegs on the ground.

if you have a heat treater near by they will probably have a plating line or will know of one.

Dan
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Reply By: flappa - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:53

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:53
My Tent pegs are just like new.

No rust anywhere.

The only problem with my approach . . .

They aren't rusty cause they dont get used :(
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:05

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:05
hi dbcc
tent peg rust
when i arrive home from a long camp where the pegs are been in the ground for 2 weeks or more i dry them out before putting them away and with a oily rag wipe them and put them in a dry bag in the shed
as well as ropes the timber rope ajusters i coat them with linseed oil i have the same ones igot with a tent in 1969 the tent has roted but i stil have the tent pegs and timber rope ajusters
hope that helps
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Reply By: Gully - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 16:28

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 16:28
dbcc;
Most of the above sensible suggestions (gal or stainless, oily rag, CRC, lanolin and silicone spray) are the best way to prevent your pegs rusting. But they first need to be cleaned and allowed to dry. This is the only method I use, clean fresh water and the sun and stored in a calico bag that breaths in the storage box on my camper trailer.

The biggest problem that I have with my pegs is having the rest of my family knocking them off when we go camping togeather!!! No matter how many I seem to make for them they all seem to either loose them or leave them at home and sponge on me. LOL.

Cheers.
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