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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-03, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Protecting Steel 12 Slotters from Rust

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Ive just got some steel 12 Slotters for my car. What is the best way to protect these from rusting?. As i live nearby to a beach, i am concerned about them rusting. Can i use fish oil/lanolin/WD40 to protect them?. They have a small amount of sufrace rust already, what is the best way of removing it?.

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real fine steel wool gets rust off then polish them once a week
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Would not use WD40 on them, especially whilst on the car!! May affect brake performance.

Are the 12 slotters painted or chrome?

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Try and stop dogs pissing on them too, this rusts them really quickly. I used to use good quality car polish on my old Neales wheels as this at least protects them for a while and makes them easier to clean. Metal polish and steel wool will remove existing surface rust as ganstr said.
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To get rid of surface rust, try cut & polishing them using normal paint cut & polish

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-01-03, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice guys,

they are ROH ones..so i think they are chrome(?).

Ill use some steel wool to get rid of the surface rust, and then use some meguiars all metal polish to protect them from rusting/oxidisation.

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the only way to protect chrome is to appliy wax to the surface
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