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What's the best thing to l use to protect the coils, with the weather changing, won't be long before the salt is spread on the roads!

 

Reading around, there is so many different things people use, spray on wax, lithium grease, cable ties and motorcycle innertube!

 

What do you guys use/recommend?!

 

Also, adjustment on the BCs, am I correct it's the lower ring that I need to loosen and then turn the whole unit into the lower collar?

 

How tight should the lower ring be once I've adjusted the height, hand tight with the spanner or should I also give it a knock or 2 with a screwdriver and mallet for a little extra tightness!

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I would use spray on wax because it's easy on and easy off...... As for the adjustment loosen the lower ring and adjust the height on one of the upper rings,, top one to adjust down and the bottom upper ring to adjust up..... As for tightness,,,,,,,, Grrrr tight.

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I would use alloy wheel wax, they're powdercoated I think so probably the best protection to use. Personally I don't bother though, never had problems when I've fitted lowering springs, just rinse them now and again.

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On the BCR's a simple wire brush before adjusting is all they need.

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lol, grrrrrr tightness, got it ;). Want to drop it a bit more on the front!

 

I probably don't need to, but just to have s little bit extra protection from the elements Will have a look around to see what wax I can find!

 

Cheers gents :)

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Why not a spray was like Greased Lightning Showroom Shine ( now also Williams Wash and Wax and on Ideal World - probably available elsewhere ).

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Use the poorboys wheel sealant you bought unless you're using this as an excuse to buy something different! :whistle:

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On my Meisters i have used a Spray wax from Toolstation for £3 odd. Having coated my old BC's with copper slip on the threads and the subsequent grit that stops the collars i have learned my lesson.

 

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Automotive/d60/Lubricants+%26+Sprays/sd2795/Protection+Wax/p41925

 

This seems to do the trick!

 

:)

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Good call, the wax works well and when full of crud easily removed with warm water and soap.

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Suppose I should use this on the MX5, never thought about protecting them before. What do you clean them with first to get rid of the crap that's on them?

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why do i never get thread notifications any more!? lol

 

Late to respond here - but if you wanted to coat your coilovers with a wax i would personally get in there with a very soapy sponge and warm water and wash it all off (a TFR or snow foam might work wonders), wait till dry then go at it. I'd only do the threaded areas :)

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I'll have a look into that Steve.

 

When the weather is warmer I'll do that :)

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I used wax oil on my old coilovers. Once they where adjusted.

Then once a year i would jet wash it all off and re-apply

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Finally got round to adjusting these yesterday, looks like one of them is jammed! With the car not being on axel stands I don’t want to put too much pressure!

 

Cars well over due for geo so will get them adjusted when I come up to WIM!

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I'm sure with a little driving it will free off.

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Hope so! I put some WD40 in there, but might get another penetrating oil and see how it goes!

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Plus gas or any lubricant gas works best.

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Yeap plus gas was what I was thinking, my old man would always use that!

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WD just sits on the rust/ thread whereas a gas under pressure really gets in there.

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