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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: waterbug_wpb] #283158
07/22/16 04:37 PM
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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: waterbug_wpb] #283165
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Jay,

Read my post. You can order it and your other trailer stuff at Sturdy Built Trailers. http://www.sturdybuiltonline.com/Boeshie...ray_p_1136.html


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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: Jake] #283166
07/24/16 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by samc99us
T-9 may work.


Sam is talking about Boeshield T-9 which is probably the best product available to protect raw metal surfaces (It's THE product to protect cast iron tool surfaces). It dries to a tacky film and you may give it a whirl - that whole suspension environment, though, is just brutal on any coating or finish you can put on it.


Same stuff as LPS-3 fyi.

I think it'll help, but it's not a solution unless your hosting out down on the regular.


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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: Karl_Brogger] #283171
07/25/16 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by samc99us
T-9 may work.


Sam is talking about Boeshield T-9 which is probably the best product available to protect raw metal surfaces (It's THE product to protect cast iron tool surfaces). It dries to a tacky film and you may give it a whirl - that whole suspension environment, though, is just brutal on any coating or finish you can put on it.


Same stuff as LPS-3 fyi.

I think it'll help, but it's not a solution unless your hosting out down on the regular.


Good to know...but none of it is cheap. Was hoping the LPS-3 was going to be cheaper than the T-9. frown


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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: waterbug_wpb] #283174
07/25/16 09:55 PM
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Should be easier to find though. A good auto parts store should have it, the local Ace Hardware does here as well.

Don't put that stuff on your tools unless you're planning on storing them long term. Use straight paraffin wax, and Bostik glide coat. Keep the AC on and your grubby hands off and it'll be fine. Why the hobbyists on the forums rave about that **** is beyond me.

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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: Karl_Brogger] #283176
07/26/16 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Should be easier to find though. A good auto parts store should have it, the local Ace Hardware does here as well.

Don't put that stuff on your tools unless you're planning on storing them long term. Use straight paraffin wax, and Bostik glide coat. Keep the AC on and your grubby hands off and it'll be fine. Why the hobbyists on the forums rave about that **** is beyond me.


Agreed - That stuff is definitely too tacky for tool surface use. I usually apply it after a project but I clean it with acetone and buff on a standard furniture wax when I'm getting ready to make something serious. I haven't heard of Bostik glide coat and will check it out. The AC stays set at about 82/84 degrees this time of year so it comes on a few times a day to just knock the humidity down a little in the garage.


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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: waterbug_wpb] #283180
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Reading this I am wondering if the salt water in FL is different than the salt water in CA....

I've had a steel non galvanized trailer last me many years, with many miles, and many a salt water dunking.... But, I will say when I got the trailer home, it did get pressure washed and rinsed with soap and hot water....



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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: Jake] #283181
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The gulf is way salty-er I think. Or at least the handful of times I've been in the Pacific, I thought where the f did the salt go?

Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Should be easier to find though. A good auto parts store should have it, the local Ace Hardware does here as well.

Don't put that stuff on your tools unless you're planning on storing them long term. Use straight paraffin wax, and Bostik glide coat. Keep the AC on and your grubby hands off and it'll be fine. Why the hobbyists on the forums rave about that **** is beyond me.


Agreed - That stuff is definitely too tacky for tool surface use. I usually apply it after a project but I clean it with acetone and buff on a standard furniture wax when I'm getting ready to make something serious. I haven't heard of Bostik glide coat and will check it out. The AC stays set at about 82/84 degrees this time of year so it comes on a few times a day to just knock the humidity down a little in the garage.


It's a Teflon spray basically. A little hint if you do get a can, store it upside down. For some reason the diaphragm at the top of the can where the nozzle goes in will crap out if stored upright.

Zep used to have a product called Zepalon that kicked butt. I don't have access to it any longer. But then I look and I can get it on Amazon. Thanks Google!


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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: Ventucky Red] #283182
07/27/16 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Ventucky Red
Reading this I am wondering if the salt water in FL is different than the salt water in CA....

I've had a steel non galvanized trailer last me many years, with many miles, and many a salt water dunking.... But, I will say when I got the trailer home, it did get pressure washed and rinsed with soap and hot water....




That is an interesting point... I would suspect the salinity varies a bit between ocean and Gulf. Perhaps the biggest reason would be the ambient temperature of both air and sea? Higher temps would accellerate the attack on the spring steel?

Checking the mattress for enough dollars to switch to a torsion bar...


Jay

Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: Ventucky Red] #283185
07/27/16 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Ventucky Red
Reading this I am wondering if the salt water in FL is different than the salt water in CA....

I've had a steel non galvanized trailer last me many years, with many miles, and many a salt water dunking.... But, I will say when I got the trailer home, it did get pressure washed and rinsed with soap and hot water....




I'll be damned. I guess it makes sense but I never even considered that before.

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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: waterbug_wpb] #283186
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I guess the east coast is saltier than the west, that might explain a few things over the years...

Jake is right that any lube doesn't do much good in a leaf spring. I can also tell you that my leaf springs on my Trailex, which I replaced a few years ago, started rusting a few months after I installed them, and I coated them with WD-40 and didn't move the trailer, and they were never in saltwater or any water other than rain. Clearly I didn't get the galvanized variety (I think I ordered direct from Trailex), anyway, oh well.


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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: waterbug_wpb] #283187
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Don't use Boesheild T-9 on anything that will be exposed to dirt. I see to use it to lube my traveler (before McLube came along), based on rave reviews by my dealer and a fellow sailor. All it did was trap sand/dirt/road grime, which the traveler ground into a fine paste, and made the traveler stickier than if I'd done nothing...

WD-40 is similar, in my experience. I ruined an electric train engine when I was a kid by spraying that on the wheels and motor.

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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: brucat] #283188
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Originally Posted by brucat
Don't use Boesheild T-9 on anything that will be exposed to dirt. I see to use it to lube my traveler (before McLube came along), based on rave reviews by my dealer and a fellow sailor. All it did was trap sand/dirt/road grime, which the traveler ground into a fine paste, and made the traveler stickier than if I'd done nothing...

WD-40 is similar, in my experience. I ruined an electric train engine when I was a kid by spraying that on the wheels and motor.

Mike


From my experience I wouldn't use any of this stuff... for that very fact... it is a sludge magnet.

I had always made it a point to hose off my trailer after sailing as much as the boat... having a pressure washer with the hose to the hot water heater helped Understandably, you won't keep the rust from coming, but maybe retard it some...

I get the fact the being exposed to heat and humidity plays a roll here, but... I think being exposed to the salt air is worse... where my boat a trailer are is right on the ocean..

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Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: Ventucky Red] #283190
07/29/16 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Ventucky Red
I think being exposed to the salt air is worse... where my boat a trailer are is right on the ocean..


crap... that too. I guess torsion axle it is then.... I wonder how hard it would be to retrofit the torsion axle on (single axle) without upsetting the balance/ alignment?

probably something best left to a trailer service business?


Jay

Re: trailer leaf spring corrosion [Re: waterbug_wpb] #283192
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
Originally Posted by Ventucky Red
I think being exposed to the salt air is worse... where my boat a trailer are is right on the ocean..


crap... that too. I guess torsion axle it is then.... I wonder how hard it would be to retrofit the torsion axle on (single axle) without upsetting the balance/ alignment?

probably something best left to a trailer service business?


I was looking at this on eTrailer last night... does not seem like it is that involved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDv4o83T4cg

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