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Offline Sunlitgold68

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Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeves
« on: July 29, 2009, 12:57:35 PM »
What is the finish on the tie rod adjusting sleeve and nuts/bolts. Was thinking phosphate would be OK on the sleeve? Thanks

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Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeves
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 08:30:09 PM »
They should be bare steel but dark heat treated line all the other steering stuff. If your really doing phosphate the finish will be a bit flat but if you oil them they might smooth out and darken . Originally a not darker and smooth than phosphate - in look
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Re: Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeves
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 04:38:24 AM »
The replacements were darker than the originals.  almost a blued coating.  originals on the car were a lighter being stamped and rolled steel.  Not really that dark in my opinion. Phosphating is a great way to help them maintain.
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