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#1 Mid-life Crisis

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Posted 24 April 2021 - 11:20 AM

Does anyone know if there is a place that refurbished LX Hatchback door catch mechanisms. Got a couple of springs that need replacing and rust.  Or How hard is it to replace the Springs??

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 06:53 PM

I would soak it in phosphoric acid and get it re zinced . Take apart what what you can .

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 08:19 PM

Soak in citric acid 48 hours and pressure wash, rinse and then maybe phosphoric, or hit with water dispersant. This will take off virtually all the rust and dirt, whereas phosphoric acid will convert the rust to iron phosphate.


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Posted 29 April 2021 - 08:22 PM

Wire brush after phosphoric acid.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:38 PM

put it in molasesfor a week 






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