I've never heard of fish oil. I'd imagine the smell would be pretty strong lol. I have heard of spraying used motor oil though.Do you guys use fish oil much in the states? I use a spray on fish oil in a can on parts of the undercarriage and frame I want to add some extra protection to. It's great for spraying up inside the frame rails too. Obviously where you've already got a rust issue you want to get in there and clean it up, and ideally epoxy prime it or the like, but I think fish oil is a great, cheap and easy rust preventative.
Why beat your self up if you don't have to. Sorry for your troublesI wish mine was that clean, you can look at one of my threads to see how bad my underside is. I just finished doing the shocks, damper, knuckle rebuild, oil pan, gas pan. The oil and gas pan were rusted through.
I went through hell but I have experience drill/tapping stripped screws because working on guns a lot. Like others said, west coasters are afraid of touching anything with rust, they just don't know how to work on rusty things.
Haha, didn't think of that! For some reason, the kangaroos aren't as interested.No. We have bears that will eat our Cruisers if we coat them with fish oil.
It does have quite a stink to it for the first day or two. After that the smell dissipates. It does a good job, because it seems to hang around for a long time, and somehow kind of "sets", giving a good coating without running off, and also without being too tacky and getting stuff stuck to it.I've never heard of fish oil. I'd imagine the smell would be pretty strong lol.
Is This Too Rusty To Be Saved ?
I feel like in the US there's a different baseline as to what level of rust is acceptable. We're not spoiled by the fair Aussie climate lol, at least not in the north/midwestI reckon, if you have to ask, then Yes!
Rust is a PITA!
Nothing more frustrating then spending an hour undoing a single fastener, not having any confidence the thread is still good, knowing you're gonna put a compromised fastener back in (because its a specialised bolt the dealership won't carry, and you need the cruiser back on the road), and still having another 11 fasteners to tackle to complete a 1 hour job.
I feel like in the US there's a different baseline as to what level of rust is acceptable. We're not spoiled by the fair Aussie climate lol, at least not in the north/midwest
Oh for sure I wouldn't disagree that it makes everything a major PITA, even routine diff services etc.No doubt. We still get rust issues.
90% of our population lives within 50 miles of our east coast.
We don't have any need for salt on roads, except rare occasions in the Alps.
Also, a lot of our cruisers will see time on beaches or launching boats in salt.
I've fixed enough rust, and dealt with enough of it generally to hate it. It makes simple jobs a chore