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Hi Lift Jack Rust?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ARAMP1, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    I'm looking into getting a Hi Lift jack I'm wanting to mount it outside the truck, but during my forum search I've read a couple people having rust problems. I thought they were powdercoated?
     
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    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Dunno what exactly they're coated with but it gets scraped off when you use the jack. I've never seen one get so bad that it interfered with operation though. :confused:
     
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    They are not powder coated. You can buy the bag for it to keep it clean and fresh.
     
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    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    I've thought about that, but then I'd have to come up with a way to mount the bag.
     
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    Mikey you live in the rust belt to, course your not a farmer...

    We got one out at our farm that needs a good spray of WD 40 before you even think about using it. Then a good kick to knock the latchs loose. Dad uses that one though...im lazy and use the newer one if I need one.
     
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    Mine is on cobbled brackets on the drivers side using the top mounting bolts . It is a tight fit folding the seat up next to the mechanism , but it works well . Stays inside , and I have the isolator on the handle .
     
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    if ya give the operating parts a zap with WD on occassion, you should be fine. The rest if the jack is relatively rust resistant... function-wise anyway.

    j
     
  8. 64suburban

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    Well they do rust, they get dirty scratched up oily if you oil them but they main thing is that they work, and they work well, there pretty good tools.
     
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    Like everyone said, they look bad, but work fine. If you are really anal like me, spray it with some rattle can about once a year.
     
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    Well ive got a bag for the 48" that ill sell ya f. if your interested, its brandnew. I was goin to use it on my hi lift but didnt. You will have to cut two small holes in it for the bolts/nuts to go thru. That is the only reason I didnt use it.
     
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    If he is not, I may be. How much? (and we better go to e-mail cbbr @ hotmail. com)
     
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    This is what I have on the roof-rack of the burb. I love it! Keeps the jack dry and free of mud. It even keeps my gloves dry. And the best thing was my neighbor asking why I was mounting a machine-gun case on the roof of the burb:haha:
    http://jackguard.com/
     
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    I just spray the whole jack with WD 40 every now and again works pretty well at keeping the rust at bay
     
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