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Bilstein 7100 Reservior Shocks.... outer shock body is what material???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Greg72, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    They look to be stainless, but before I ruin them by trying to clean off oxidation and crud with the wrong thing, I figured I'll ask....

    If they are stainless (they appear to be an unfinished metal of some sort with a slight "grain" machined or polished into them circumferentially) what material can I use? Some kind of ScotchBrite pad, 1500-grit wetsand paper, steel wool???

    :dunno:


    I got a set used for a good price, but they just look a little "skanky" so I'd like to make them more presentable before bolting them in.

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  2. blk87K5

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    Fairly sure they arent stainless. I believe they are just plain ole steel with a nickel coat, machine finish, and some clear.

    Bilstein West: 1-858-386-5900

    Call them and ask them, hell they made them.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's sounding like a "run of the mill" Chrome polish might be all it needs.... ???


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    Go to a local truck stop or parts place and look for some stuff call "Magic Mix". It has a rabbit on a clear bottle(will look white since the stuff inside is white)..


    It is ok to use on any metal and painted surfaces(they say test it in a small area first), but it has worked great for me on everything I have used it on. Plus it does great polishing with little work... They also sell a metal cleaner in the same type bottle but it is pink fluid.


    This stuff works great for polishing aluminum!
     

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