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Old 12-28-2013, 10:48 AM
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Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

Mods please move to WK2 forum for a bit more exposure.

With my current WK there are a few suspension bolts that are notorious for seizing, notably in the front suspension on the lower control arm. Being in the northeast, and actually taking it offroad, it's inevitable that some rust/corrosion will occur. At 80,000 miles when I put on my bilsteins I wished that I had taken the time before 10,000 miles to put on some antiseize.

Now with my WK2 True Blue/Nepal Frost Ecodiesel Overland ORAII on order, I will have the opportunity to do that.

The question is, which bolts are going to be the "trouble" bolts?

Also, where will I be able to find torque settings?

Finally, is there an alternative to removing the bolts? Like some coating or other semi-regular maintenance to achieve the same goal? I thought about cosmoline, but that seems a bigger hassle.
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Re: Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

I use fluid film, great stuff.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:13 AM
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Re: Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

Wow, just spent some time on the website. I like that it provides corrosion protection but can be wiped up or removed easily enough with degreaser. Plus, non-toxic and non-hazardous makes it safer to work with. It's like an improved version of cosmoline and appears to last longer before drying out. This is easier than removing the bolts to apply anti-seize.

Just to be sure any rubber, like bushings and o-rings and fittings, on our WK2s will be oil-resistant right?

Can anyone top this? This stuff is almost too good to be true. Thank you Zybane!

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Re: Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

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I use fluid film, great stuff.
Did you spray the entire undercarriage? I noticed amazon sells a kit with 2 gallons and the spray kit:

Fluid Film Undercoating Kit 2 Gallon with Spray Gun, bottles, and everything you need. : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Re: Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

I use Wurth HHS-2000
Wurth HHS 2000 High Pressure Lubricant - 0893106

I can loosen the bolt and spray it and it penetrates then turns into a solid grease. I have used this for years and it is resistant to abrasion...
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Re: Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

For rubber and plastic, I've used 303 Protectant for years on our RV, cars and motorcycles.

It was recommended to me many years ago by an A&P mechanic, as they use it in aircraft cockpits and on aircraft rubber and plastics. When I traded my 15 year year old BMW E34, they couldn't believe how nice all the trim looked and felt and how all the engine compartment plastics looked like new.

Doesn't go all shiny like ArmorAll but keeps them looking great.
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Re: Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

If i were to buy a brand new jeep again, i would've sprayed the undercarriage with clear gravel guard.
CLEAR GRAVEL GUARD, AEROSOL : Amazon.com : Automotive.
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If i were to buy a brand new jeep again, i would've sprayed the undercarriage with clear gravel guard.
CLEAR GRAVEL GUARD, AEROSOL : Amazon.com : Automotive.
Hmm, that stuff seems similar to the newer 3M film. I've heard mixed reviews. Anyway, I'm more concerned about undercarriage corrosion. My current WK doesn't have much "road rash" up front, the way my sedan does. However, I am also considering a protective windshield film to avoid pitting.
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Re: Pro-active and preventive antiseize application

3m defender is more of a (removable) paint protectant. gravel guard is intended as a permanent coating/sealant.
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