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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100 shock body corrosion

Does anyone who has the aluminum bodied 5100 shocks have problems with corrosion? I just pulled one of mine out of the box and it's already got some dulling started. I'm thinking of spraying some clear on them but not sure how long that will last. I tried cleaning it up with some steel wool but it didn't seem to do much more than remove the slight bit of texture. Any thoughts or experiences?

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After you get them on the Jeep and hit a few salty roads, won't they start to look corroded pretty quickly anyhow? I would think they would get some kind of white-ish patina on them like aluminum sometimes gets, but I'd think that's just on the surface. I've never been one to wash my shock absorbers. Mine were white when I installed them but they're pretty dingy looking now. If they corrode, they corrode.

On the other hand, maybe they're old and have been sitting on the shelf a long time?
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I thought they just seemed to have some sort of clear finish on them. That is until I pulled that one from the box. My shocks have always had some color of paint on them so I'm not familiar with just the brushed aluminum ones.
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