Well once more into the uncharted waters of weird shiz you do for your truck.
I have a TON of little this and thats like nut plates and clips and you name its. Being the cheap SOB that I am, I don't really feel like spending the almost $200 for genuine 2A door hardware nut plates, so I'm going to blacken the old ones.
From what I have found it pretty much involves simply plopping the items into boiling lye. Since I have lots of wide open space, and a pot to boil lye in, I'm gonna go for it.
The cold blackening that sells on the web is really just copper that reacts with the iron to form a very thin coating which offers no corrosion protection. The hot method is the way to go.
Results posting soon...
1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"
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