Stop rusting bolts

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 00:39
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Hi all,

As the topic says, I have some bolts that I've used to attach recovery points onto my front bar. They are steel, so have already got a slight orange tinge. What should I paint (or ideally spray) them with to stop this now and in the future?
Hammerite?
Something else?

Thanks,

Tim
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 08:04

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 08:04
Hi Tim,

If you are really keen, you can put the bolts in the oven. After heating them up, coat them in lanolin and let them cool down. Wipe off excess. ( use pure lanolin not a spray mixture )

I have been told that the lanolin penetrates a couple of microns into the metal - I know it is a brilliant rust inhibitor. We used this system on the exposed moving parts of our fishing reels that were in constant contact with salt water.

Willie

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 08:48

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 08:48
2nd that.
I now use lanolin grease on every bolt for rust and easy removal.
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Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 09:57

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 09:57
Me too .Use Lanotec grease on boat trailer. It stops the rust from progressing ,

Pedro
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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 12:54

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 12:54
You already have a bit of rust so another way to go is to paint on some rust converter and then finish with paint.

I use lanolin based spray to stop cast iron from rusting but it needs regular applications.
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Reply By: Bob - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 13:51

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 13:51
It must work well, I,ve never seen a rusty sheep and they are out in all wethers.

Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 14:24

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 14:24
Maybe they are just pulling the wool over your eyes Bob. Ewe want to watch them.
Willie.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 04:34

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 04:34
Lanotec or Inox with lanolin called lanox, are both brilliant


Cheers
Bucky
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