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Refreshing those Front Fender Bolts

Hi thought id post my technique on getting the bolts and leather washers up to par/replacement


The washers are brittle and hard after 30 or so years, some survived removal others didnt, the good ones i soaked in hot dishwashing liquid , for the ones that didnt survived and split in half I use a cork gasket sheet to cut gaskets to size, it is a cheap easy replacement for gaskets that arent under extreme pressure and/or heat,





Cut a square fit it over bolt behind washer and cut to shape trim it and youve got a good cork washer to fit






I use a Drill with wire brush to remove old paint
Then a buffingwheel with some chalk to polish the bolt and washer






The hole where bolt came from is sprayed with fish oil, or you could use wd40 or something like that, i do it as soon as i remove the bolt to ensure where the thread is exposed no rust starts, im sure a lot of rust can start from this area inside the fenders, everything there from the factory is zinc coated and painted extremely well im sure it wouldnt take much time exposed to damp air for it to start,




Then i spray copper gasket spray on the thread it keeps it moving from any vibration as it dries quite firm,




Line up the letter k on the bolts and thats it

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