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Old 01-26-2006, 12:51 AM
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Oiling / greasing the rocker panel jack points

I have been reading that it is a good idea to put grease or oil in the jack points on the rocker panels. Any suggestions as what to use? I do not want to use anything that will discolor my rocker panels.

No rust on mine yet, but there is some paint chipped away from them and I am concerned.

How about regular wheel bearing grease? Its messy, but will it work?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:43 AM
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I reguarly wash out the jack points and undercarrage. Then I spray it down with WD-40 to give it an extra layer of protection from my harsh climate.
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:13 PM
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ummm, WD40 only displaces water, it doesnt really stick to the metal.

I'd use lithium grease, your choice of black, white, or purple... Most parts stores have them in tubes for grease guns

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Old 01-29-2006, 09:03 PM
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I wouldn't put grease in the lower sill jack holes, when if ever you use the jack you don't want the mounting slippery from grease. I would just wash and wax it to prevent corrosion.
On the newer Benzes Mercedes did an excellent job of rustproofing those jacking point. The latest Benzes don't even use that jacking method any longer.
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:56 AM
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How about cleaning them with a bottle brush, waxing the holes and covering them with the proper jack hole plugs?
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:14 AM
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Water proof bearing grease is what I used. On the later W126's the jack points are completly covered so you can grease them up and it doesn't show. It shouldn't affect operation of the jack, just make sure you have a rag to wipe the jack down.

Grease and oil are the best rust proofers out their.
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:50 PM
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No rust

Just wash up in there real good and blow dry. Take a 1 inch foam paint brush and shove it up in there using POR 15........... Looks better than new and wont rust. Drop me a E-mail show you picts. I used it on the bottom rocker panel also. ABSOLUTELY NO RUST anywhere on the Texas car
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:55 AM
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Well, I will probably wax them as best as possible. I do not have rust there, but some of the paint there has chipped away.

I went ahead and did spray them with WD-40, even though I know it will not last. We only get our roads salted a few times per winter - sometimes very few. I always wash my car very good afterward, because snow does not last on the roads here for more than a few hours (at most) and never on the ground than more than a couple of days- if that.

I gave it a good washing today- including the undercarriage.

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Old 02-26-2006, 07:48 PM
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Bob Steele of Pete's Crazy Custom Jeeps in Quebec says, "I have a solution to the rust problem. Paint is fine but it will never stop the rust from inside. Heres what you do -- scrape off as much dirt, mud, rust scale, and loose paint as you can. 1 gallon of general purpose grease, 1 pint of STP (it's like molasses), 1 quart of motor oil (new or used, you could use a gear oil but there is a smell that lasts for quite a while), mix in a metal container, heat it up to a liquid state with a torch or plumber's torch. (Do this OUTDOORS only, BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE AND OILS, Don't Use Your Wife's Oven, and Don't Use Your Gas BBQ.) Then spray with a texture spray gun inside and outside the frame and do the whole tub underneath. It's thick enough warm that it won't drip much.
"Don't do this in your driveway and don't park it in the driveway for a week or so until it has settled. In a hot climate it may drip off some residue but it will stop dripping eventually. You can help it settle faster by driving down a dusty road. And this can be done on a new frame or on an older frame where the oils will reach places that paint won't, and absorb into the corrosion and stop the process.
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rg2098
I reguarly wash out the jack points and undercarrage. Then I spray it down with WD-40 to give it an extra layer of protection from my harsh climate.
Production tool sells a product (name slips my mind) that's used in tool&die shops for storing tooling (where even a little rust can cause havic)

I'll look it up tomarrow (browsing the PTS catalog is my favorite passtime)
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