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Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:59 pm
by Stew (deleted)
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Without the aid of grease how do you guys and gals keep your towballs rust free during winter? I had my cover nicked a few days ago and in that short space of time the tow ball is a nasty rusty orange colour.

Stewart


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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:51 pm
by Eribanut | 2.024 Posts

Buy a new cover. If the ball is subject to air or wet it will eventually rust unless you exclude it from the elements.

If not using during winter you could first remove all the rust with wet/dry paper coat it with grease or oil and fit cap (saves the grease and pain around the shins)
When ready to use simply remove cover and degrease the ball with solvent and off you go




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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:45 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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I've got a removable towball but cadged a spare cover off our Kia dealer just in case. The original is a Witter cover and it's kept in a Witter bag, away from the elements.


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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:25 pm
by Stew (deleted)
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Thank you. I had also noticed some rust even with a cover. I really did not want to go down the grease road but it seems the only option.

Stewart


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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:15 am
by Crow (deleted)
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I clean the ball after every outing and put the PVC cover on,
not had a problem with rust at all except when I mislaid the
cover for a couple of days. It is an alko fixed ball and a full
cover as supplied with the ball.


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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:15 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Stew wrote in post #4
I really did not want to go down the grease road but it seems the only option.


ALDI regularly sell WD40 by the bucket full and this is ideal as it's thin, is also a degreaser (used it regularly to remove dirty chain oil from my m/c) and a rust inhibitor. Spray on thinly and wipe off with any household detergent prior to using the towball. Walla.


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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:52 am
by Stew (deleted)
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Cover on its own is only part effective. WD40 sounds good. Will give that a try.

Stewart


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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:52 am
by Randa france | 12.808 Posts

[quote="Deeps"
ALDI regularly sell WD40 by the bucket full /quote]

Bet you need it in those quantities too 'me 'old matie, to keep your "pride and joy" from rusitng....
R


1999 Eriba Troll 530 pushing a VW Touran 2L TDi Match


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RE: Towball Rust

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am
by Deeps (deleted)
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You bet ya - it's all part of my daily routines. Anyway, can't hang around - work to do.


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