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      11-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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ST Coilover Winter Prep

So I cheaped out and went with the ST coilovers over the summer and couldn't be happier with them. Living in NYC, they are not recommended due to the galvanized steel body prone to rusting from the snow and salt in the winter. i avoid driving in the snow anyway, but I did my research and found a lot of VW's and Subaru owners have been spraying the threads with anti-seize to keep it from rusting and seizing up.

Any other recommendations? I was thinking of just spraying on a few coats of plastidip and just peeling it off if I ever need to adjust them.
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      11-30-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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Any oil-based lubricant should help you out as well...or you could always revert back to stock for the salty season.
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just use what the VW guys use. plastidip may break into pieces upon removal, getting stuck in the threads. which may make them hard to adjust in the future.
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A dry film lubricant with sealing properties may be better as it will not attract dust and dirt.
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A dry film lubricant with sealing properties may be better as it will not attract dust and dirt.
What product are yo thinking of?
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Definitely look into anti-seizing lube. Check out the local auto store.
I always wash mine (during the summer) just to make sure.
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Thanks, I'm gonna put some lubricant on when I get my car back from the shop.

62 degrees and sunny as I type this, maybe I wont need it after all lol
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Best stuff there is:


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