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#1 buckland

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 12:58 PM

11 years on they are rusting. Any better material ones folks can suggest for replacement?

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 01:09 PM

Yikes, that doesn't look good. I don't really have a great solution ready to hand (other than to maybe suggest some sort of anti-corrosion coating on the replacements—11 years isn't too bad.) And to subscribe to the topic as my threads are getting a bit of rust after 9 years. I guess I should take my own damn advice and wire brush the threads and treat them with something. Suggestions?


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Posted 12 June 2022 - 01:29 PM

I have used this product and it works well … the used liquid can be reused many times. If I can’t find stainless replacements I’ll do one at a time. One can coat it with an enamel but the threads would have to be oiled. IMG_6087.JPG
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Posted 12 June 2022 - 01:49 PM

I replaced mine with the painted version of these:

https://www.amazon.c...08RZCN8MY&psc=1

 

If you just want restore the current latches the best solution is a protective coating like POR-15.

Then there are rust inhibitors that will need to be reapplied periodically.

The least effective is an oil as it is washed off by rain rather quickly and need to be reapplied often.

 

For threads an anti-seize or other non water soluble grease will work but will need periodic checking and re-application.


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Posted 12 June 2022 - 01:58 PM

These look like just the ticket. Stainless so paint not needed. Bummer have to buy 2 sets of four.
I think I’ll check out McMaster Carr to see if they have similar by piece. If not I will buy these. Thanks for the link.!

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 01:59 PM

I have used this product and it works well … the used liquid can be reused many times. If I can’t find stainless replacements I’ll do one at a time. One can coat it with an enamel but the threads would have to be oiled. attachicon.gifIMG_6087.JPG

 

The Evapo-Rust GEL might be the best for the threads as it wouldn't require removing and soaking.  Thanks.

 

On second thought, removing and soaking seems like a better solution.

 

I walked out and examined mine and there is actually little to no rust at present. Whew. I will keep an eye on them.


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Posted 12 June 2022 - 02:48 PM

I replaced mine with the painted version of these:

https://www.amazon.c...08RZCN8MY&psc=1

 

If you just want restore the current latches the best solution is a protective coating like POR-15.

Then there are rust inhibitors that will need to be reapplied periodically.

The least effective is an oil as it is washed off by rain rather quickly and need to be reapplied often.

 

For threads an anti-seize or other non water soluble grease will work but will need periodic checking and re-application.

As the screw pattern is not the same, I assume you had to silicone fill all the old holes?

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 03:02 PM

Just was going through the McMaster Carr site and they have the exact (99% sure) replacement. Though surprised at the cost  ($21 each) but that would save me re-drilling and plugging holes. Attached is the PDF

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 03:19 PM

Rob, if it’s just surface rust, why not just cleanup the old ones?  The picture didn’t look that bad.  On the threads, a little oxidation helps keep the latch from needing readjusted.


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Posted 12 June 2022 - 03:38 PM

Thanks Steve. I just came in after another gander and I have come around to that very same conclusion. Cheaper too! Well at least if someone needs a latch the ones I posted (I measured all holes ) are a perfect match.
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