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Old 05-09-2011, 07:53 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Alex323Ci View Post
oem spring are going to be powder coated. which are much better and stronger paint protection than any basic rattle can Rust-oleum . I'd just make sure you have decent bottom rubber spring pads. When the spring pads wear through the metal and touches the aluminum it can exacerbate premature failure. But stress is the main culprit.
A) Rust is a byproduct, corrosion is the reaction.
B) Corrosion does weaken the integrity of the springs and thus can shorten the life and lead to them breaking a bit sooner than may normally occur.
C) Two dissimilar metals touching can create a corrosion cell on its own, so definitely keep a good spring pad in place if corrosion has you worried.
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