Camber Arms in winter

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  1. PainlessCandy

    PainlessCandy Well-Known Member

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    So I just had my alignment checked, brought in the rear camber for the winter, and the tech made it a point to tell me, "you need to put some kind of protectant on your adjustable camber arms, otherwise they will seize from the salt." I've never heard of this being a problem, but it makes sense. Does anyone have experience with this? I just put the arms on earlier this year so this will be the first winter they have seen.

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    I put an anti-seize on mine when I installed them.
     
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    That's what I'm going to do for now. I can't think of anything else really to do to protect it. The tech just made a BIG deal out of it and made me worry.

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    It would have been best if he did it while making the adjustments. I covered the entire bolt and not just what was exposed.
     
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    Agreed with anti-seize on the threads. The arms are probably aluminum, so that shouldn't rust. I would go in with Seafoam Deep Creep and spray everything else, like the threads and nuts
     
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    The tech was worried specifically about the steel retaining bolt electrolyzing with the aluminum arm in the presence of salt/brine that they treat roads with here in Ohio.

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