rusting v bolts on 1224 motor

wod

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Checking my dish today I noticed the v bolts on the motor are starting to discolour, rust.

When I bought it years back they looked like they were galvanised but clearly aren't.

I remember there is something I can buy from Halfords to paint on to prevent rusting got k rust in my head but not sure it's called that ?

would you recommend a good wire brush first or just apply it to the affected areas ?

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It's Kurust, wod.

Requires no preparation.

That said, I suspect the rusting bolts will still outlast the motor even if untreated.
 

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It's Kurust, wod.
Requires no preparation.

That said, I suspect the rusting bolts will still outlast the motor even if untreated.

Thanks for reply.

Do I then put some grease etc over the bolts ?

I hope they do as they are approx 4.5 inch and very thick diameter, so not a size I could buy from most sat shops.
 

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I don't think grease would be necessary: the fluid converts any existing rust and then creates a protective layer.

Just bung two or three coats on every year.
 

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You can cover the bolts and exposed threads with self amalgamating tape. Obviously you will have to slit it with a very sharp knife when you need to get to the bolts.

The bolts can be changed for grade A2 stainless steel.
 
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Waxoyl cavity rust protection ..for cars....avaloble from Halfords....... would work very well too........just spray it on .. ....and won't wash of ....and will protect your bolts for years....
 
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