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post #1 of 5 Old 12-06-2016, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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WD40 on rusty bolts?

I recently picked up an F430 which is now in my garage for winter storage. While I was preparing it I noticed that there are a few rusty bolts in the engine bay. I asked the dealer and they told me to clean them off and apply WD40. You can see the attached before and after photos but I am still not completely happy with the results. Does anyone else have ideas? A friend of mine told me to apply engine oil on the bolts.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-06-2016, 08:59 AM
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Clyde- Remove them and have them replated or replace them with stainless steel fasteners from McMaster or another source.

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Clyde- Remove them and have them replated or replace them with stainless steel fasteners from McMaster or another source.
Thank you Terry,
That makes sense to me. It may be easier just to replace them then. I'll google McMaster to find their site. Someone on another chat commented that the bolts are made of aluminum, but I doubt that looking at the type of rust that developed on them.
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Clyde- Not aluminum.

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Clyde- Not aluminum.


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