WD40 In the bolts?

nicklouse
nicklouse Posts: 50,675
edited March 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
not really as it will wash out.

if you have to do some thing a bit of grease or Vaseline could be used but may cause more issues. IE if it comes out and get on brakes etc...
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  • Buy some stainless bolts? No rust :D or I use ACF50 as I use it on my motorcycles, its used in aerospace to combat corrosion but it isnt cheap.
  • or, as butch as this sounds.... use clear nail varnish to paint the insides. mine have never rusted in 3 years, same for my stem bolts etc.
  • ratty2k
    ratty2k Posts: 3,872
    Have to ask, why bother? Its a MTB, its gonna get scratched, dented etc... a little poxy surface rust aint going to cause any issues...
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  • cavegiant
    cavegiant Posts: 1,546
    ratty2k wrote:
    Have to ask, why bother? Its a MTB, its gonna get scratched, dented etc... a little poxy surface rust aint going to cause any issues...

    +1 on that.

    I swapped all the bolts on my bike from stainless steel to carbon steel.

    easier to use, stronger, but occasional bit of surface rust.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?
  • sm1thson
    sm1thson Posts: 47
    krust by hammerite is a protection you paint on, it kills rust and forms a protective layer. The idea is you paint over this layer but personally I have also used it on bear exposed metal parts. It does discolour them (dark purplish) but it looks a lot better than rust.
  • ratty2k
    ratty2k Posts: 3,872
    :lol: You'll be long bored and sold the bike and replaced it before the bolts get rusty enough to cause a problem!
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  • 02gf74
    02gf74 Posts: 1,168
    there is more to just looking bd, they can rust up so when you insert allen key to undo, all that happens is you make a nice circle where once there was a hexagonal hole.

    generally I fit stainless steel bolts - in most places it is not strengtht critical but I don't use them for the stem.