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Old October 29th, 2008, 09:15 PM
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Stupid ? but want to make sure. Took my doors apart today to clean and wax. First time. Looks like I have stainless steel studs but the nuts where completely rusted. 1st ? Looked down into door frame hole where studs go into looked a little rusty. Bottom of tube had surface rust as well. Is the tube Steel? Can I just put a stainless steel nut on the stud? Or will that promote rust. Not sure if hole is made out of steel or alum. Like I said nut was rusty maybe caused little surface rust on bottom of hole. 2nd ? If water gets into the tube how does it ever drain with a nut and washer on the bottom?
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Only the skin of your door (and the door top) is aluminum, the capping, frame, and everything else is steel and likes to rust. The tube is especially bad since water collects at the bottom. I have stainless studs and quick nuts (only the AB ones - RN ones are mild steel and rust badly) and still have to take them off to drain them out periodically. Part of the problem is that putting nuts on the studs without a washer or some spacer tears up the paint at the bottom of the tubes and makes it even easier for rust to start.
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Can you seal the openings with silicone etc? Or will this just trap more moisture and make the problem worse?
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use a split washer (slot cut on one side)...it will allow water to drain out...
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use a split washer (slot cut on one side)...it will allow water to drain out...
Thats it! I'm going to take that idea.
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Thats it! I'm going to take that idea.
wait a minute now... ...I have a patent on it...you'll have to pay me royalties

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How about micropayments? I'll use the idea 4 times (once for each door stud) and pay you .004 cents.
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How about micropayments? I'll use the idea 4 times (once for each door stud) and pay you .004 cents.
allow me to discuss it with my patent attorney...I think we can work something out...
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