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Bolted on bits, factory and aftermarket accessories Discussion of after-market extras: winches, bull bars, tow bars (and Towing), roof racks, snorkels, and other cool stuff

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Ehi gents, I have a similar issue even if not as bad (the tow hitch came off with little effort).

The question is, how do I properly clean the hitch receiver?

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I hit mine with some wd40 whilst parked on a slight nose down angle , old newspaper / rags wrapped around a broom handle to clean it out. I do this once a year with no issues since but I do swap hitches monthly between bike rack and towing.


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I hit mine with some wd40 whilst parked on a slight nose down angle , old newspaper / rags wrapped around a broom handle to clean it out. I do this once a year with no issues since but I do swap hitches monthly between bike rack and towing.


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So you reckon there us no need of grinding it/filing it etc to remove the rust?
Or use some rust converter or other products?
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If rusting is a serious concern, a brew of watered down molasses cleans up rust really well. For ratios Google is your friend, experience has shown about 10:1 works reasonably well.

Don't rush the process, for light rust 7 days of soaking works well.
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In the back of the cobwebs I recall somewhere vinegar was used to help dissolve/loosen the rust allowing the tongue to be removed. I never leave my tongue in, when it is in, it is locked in with a lockable pin.
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The tongue is out, that is not the issue i can clean it up, but i cant really soak the receiver unless im taking the whole bar (which im not going to lol).
I wanna clean the inside of the receiver trying to reduce the risk of the rust coming back.
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The tongue is out, that is not the issue i can clean it up, but i cant really soak the receiver unless im taking the whole bar (which im not going to lol).
I wanna clean the inside of the receiver trying to reduce the risk of the rust coming back.
Well me myself & I reckon that this stuff is one of me best mates with rust

Impresses me no end , 250ml bottle is heaps of this stuff & it works.

http://chemtech.net.au/Fertan%20Feat...ts%20NOV09.pdf


And when I worked in underground mines maintenance this stuff here got a run on absolutely most bolts nuts & things that you would want to pull apart again like a religion
Apart from internal engine fittings as run havik with your oil samples

https://www.molytec.com.au/anti-seiz...-seize-copatec

So clean her up with wire brush a lashing of Fertan, tin of anti rust paint over top & slip slop slap with anti seize upon reassembly I reckon your in with a show getting her apart next time.
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Thanks Jason I will give it a go!
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I do not leave the tongue in the hitch. I got a piece of 50mm square aluminium (actually a pool fence post. Left the fence post plate attached and made it about 200mm long. Drilled a hole for pin and now it cannot rust. I keep this in as I have Bushskinze rear bumper protector and the tongue helps prevent it dropping slightly. Works a treat.
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