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Waxing Your Shock Bodies?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lil'Taco, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Aug 2, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Lil'Taco

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    I just got some Fox shocks for my new LT kit, and I was reading the paperwork for them and they recommend waxing the shock bodies every so often? Is this really something I should be doing? How would you go upon doing this, removing the tire is a no brainer but it would be a pain in the ass to have to wax around the coils. Just wondering if anyone else does this.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    jtgroce

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    I'm OCD when it comes to keeping my truck clean, but that would be where I draw the line. I wouldn't waste my time on that. What's next waxing the axle??:confused:
     
  3. Aug 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Frame too.

    That'll be in the 3rd Gen owner's manual as a routine maintenance item, and if not done, they won't warranty rust issues :D
     
  4. Aug 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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  5. Aug 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    I sprayed mine down with some fluid film.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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  7. Aug 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    I wouldn't bother waxing, but spritzing 'em with a lube every once in a while might help fight corrosion.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    I got the sample and sprayed it on, the dust collected there took water spray nozzle and sprayed it off then went to the dirt again and nothing really stuck the 2nd time but you can still tell there is some of it there... :notsure:
     
  10. Aug 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    hmmm I just got my free sample a couple of weeks ago, might have to do that
     
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