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I'm back from my recall appointment. The ticket says,"front lower control arms inspect, punch test (passed) and rustproof / both sides"
Last night I looked at the arms and I saw that there was rustproofing already on them from Ziebart. It's due for it's yearly rust inspection and touch up. I also noticed a minimal amount of rust on the seams of the arms regardless. Unless Subaru has some magic potion in their rust proofing that is better than Ziebart (I doubt it) they will rust no matter what!
This car has been parked outside every winter since I got it back in 2003. They use tons and tons of salt and sand on the roads around here. I plan on keeping this car as long as possible. The only rust on my car in on all the welds under the body and these arms.
My question is, are the aluminum arms still available? And is there some way I can deal with the rust on the welds?
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