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Old 08-31-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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rust free bolts/nuts.

Wanna start replacing nuts/bolts/screws with rust free metal. Probably won't happen but give me some ideas...... Buy new ad paint...etc. Plus bed lined fram hmmmmmm?
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Stainless steel is pretty much rust free.

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Remember, stainless steel is Grade 2 AT BEST. You want to upgrade your bolts, not down grade. Most jeepers upgrade to Grade 8. Now, it you aren't talking engine head bolts, suspension or roll bars, then stainless is probably OK. Be sure of what you are replacing first.

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Never-Seize is your friend,anytime you remove a fastener it should be used unless it requires loctite.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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Upgrading hardware to rust-free materials would seem to be a good idea but there's more to it than that.

As 1SAS brings up, stainless steel would be a bad choice for many areas because you just can't make it strong enough for to replace the stronger grades of hardware found throughout a Jeep.

Once you get into quality hardware, you can easily find anodized (rust resistant) replacement bolts but trust me, they aren't cheap. Worth it? Yep! Just be sure you use the right strength grade bolts. Many are fasteners are Grade 5 or metric 8.8 and stronger, make sure your replacements are equal to or stronger than what you removed.
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