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To add to Jonathan Musso's answer - Do your homework. For most older cars, rust patterns are well known, so a bit of time spent perusing owner's club forums etc will enable you to get a good list of places to check for rot (for example, for a Series Land Rover, it's the bulkhead and the chassis outriggers). You'll also be able to get a list of other things ...


When purchasing any vehicle, new or old, you will have to inspect it for rust damage. Certain vehicles are known to rust in specific areas due to the nature of their design. Surface rust may just be that, surface rust. Flash rusting does not necessarily mean that the metal is rotten right through. Here is an example of flash rust. Most of the time, you ...


I use aluminum foil and Turtle Wax chrome polish on my Harley. The aluminum foil is softer than the steel wool and will not scratch the chrome and at the same time adds a aluminum coating to the rust spots making it have a sealed finish. I also apply the Turtle Wax chrome polish to the aluminum foil so it polishes as it cleans the rust off. Make sure you let ...


You can buy a spray can of undercoating and spray your connection area with that after your connection is made. Paint works too, but undercoating is somewhat flexible and won't crack like paint will if the connection is subject to any flexing.


In general silicone gease applied to the parts before and after assembly is a good way to go. It will be pushed out of the way where you have tight metal to metal contact so it won't cause electrical connection problems. It won't crack up if things move slightly and it won't stop you dismantling and reassembling things if you need to.

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