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Front steering rack pipes

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Vex182, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Vex182

    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

    Apr 23, 2012
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    I have the common problem of the front steering rack pipes rotting, they have not yet leaked or anything but are looking pretty bad. I was thinking of hammeriting them and then placeing some pipe covers around them ( the type that go around radiator pipes). Anyone done anything else to protect them? The partners Fiesta is a mk7 with more miles than mine on it and a similar setup and hers still look new!
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  3. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

    Sep 5, 2012
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    I think so pal.... Mine look similar to yours although I've sanded down the rust, cleaned then treated to some rust prevention.
    Deciding to replace the pipes when I get chance, then coat in some hammerite before fitting.

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