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Will Coilovers Rust?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by shitroc, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Mar 25, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    Not sure if this has been discussed before or not. Couldnt seem to find anything in "search". Up here in Canada they salt the roads pretty heavily in the winter. Just wondering if coilovers will rust under those conditions? I know Icon offers a rust protection to their coilovers for an extra 100$. Camburg doesnt offer this for theirs,which is what ive ordered. So is it okay to spray them with an undercoating or a "rustcheck" to prevent them for rusting away on me, or is this a no no?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    Never heard any of the stuff you've mentioned, but you could always spray them down with WD-40.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    I would think that they would be fine. They are meant to go offroad. Just cheak them and Wd-40 them if need be. Also are they even made out of steel? They kinda look like aluminum.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    just out of curiosity, why does everyone always say to use wd-40? why not silicon spary? silicon spray does not have the oil in it that will cause so much dirt and dust to collect. sorry if its stupid i just cant think of any reasons why silicon spray wont or should not be used.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Sway Away, good for rust.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    yeah, they have a rep for rusting. can't say i've seen too many kings or icons that are that way. hate to break it to ya but camburgs are rebadged SAW's.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    for the best answer to your question, i'd call up camburg directly or the company you bought them from. but i dont see why spraying them with anti rust stuff would be a problem
     
  8. Mar 26, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    Any part of a coilover that is not aluminum, stainless steel, or coated like the coil itself, is bound to rust over time, you can't stop mother nature.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    thanks for the replies guys,all very helpful answers
     
  10. Mar 26, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    so silicone spray is what we need?

    i want to protect , my new icons and camburg uca's. do i just spray them both down with this stuff? the installers tossed all my documentation ....
     
  11. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    im probly going to spray the coilovers and ucas with stuff called rustcheck,not sure if its sold in the states. but on the uniballs im going to use teflon based lube.
     
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