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How to keep bolt-heads from rusting after rain? Any ideas?

Old 05-29-12, 08:24 PM
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How to keep bolt-heads from rusting after rain? Any ideas?

Hi everyone,

Just wondering how I can keep the bolt heads on my bike from rusting after rain. Any wax or oil or something I can put on them to keep the water off them in case it rains?
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Old 05-30-12, 01:30 AM
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Use stainless steel allen bolts where possible and coat the heads with wax.Pretty much any kind of wax will do. I also wax exposed cable runs.
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Old 05-30-12, 09:44 AM
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Glob of grease in the (Allen) heads helps some. Covered parking works well, too.

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Grease is good for the threads but makes the bike messier when used on the heads.
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Old 05-30-12, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by lungimsam View Post
Hi everyone,

Just wondering how I can keep the bolt heads on my bike from rusting after rain. Any wax or oil or something I can put on them to keep the water off them in case it rains?
Easy. Clear finger nail polish will do the trick. Won't last forever but is easy to do.
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Spray wax...or stainless steel bolts.

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Stainless....
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