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    cleaning up galvanized bolts

    I have a set of nuts, and bolts for the wheel weights for my JD rider, and they're beginning to show their age. Is there a way to clean up the threads with out doing to much damage to the galvanizing?

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    You can spray them with what is called Cold Galvanizing Paint to get the look back after you remove the rust. Sometimes if you use a real fine wire bush on a drill or bench grinder you can make them look new once more then clear coat them with a satin finish.
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    Brass brush and vinegar, or a really good industrial toilet bowl cleaner.
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    I’d clean them up then chase the threads to clear any burrs and then recoat them with a quality, high zinc content cold galv spray like JD4044M mentioned
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    Unless you've got the die, tap, solvent, wire brush, and paint on hand, I'd just replace the bolts & nuts with new...about $10 for 4 sets! And it's only the nut you really see...20 cents each at Lowe's! I guess I'm just cheap, Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwmeyer View Post
    Unless you've got the die, tap, solvent, wire brush, and paint on hand, I'd just replace the bolts & nuts with new...about $10 for 4 sets! And it's only the nut you really see...20 cents each at Lowe's! I guess I'm just cheap, Bob
    I'll check that out too...thanks for the help guys.

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