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    Hitch rust?

    Hi all, this might be a stupid question, but I really don't know the answer.

    I have a hitch and a T2 hitch rack, about a year old now. I have noticed a bit of rust on the hitch, where the bolt presses against the hitch. Is this something to worry about? If so, what should I do?

    It is a Hidden Hitch if that matters.

    Right now I use the bolt, a washer, and then a locking washer--in that order, pressed against the side of the hitch tubing.

    Thanks for any advice--I don't wanna have to buy another hitch!

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    A little bit of surface rust is nothing to worry about. As long as the hitch isn't sitting in a pool of water it'll out last you. My hitch currently has a little bit of surface rust on it as well, just like it has for the last 12 years. If you don't like the way it looks you can always hit it with some rustoleum or something but it'll scratch off fairly quickly with use, leaving you back where you started.
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    Great, thanks for the info.

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    Put some grease on the rust spots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigred67
    Put some grease on the rust spots!
    yeah but then all the dirt and grime sticks to it even more. A product like Jasco (converts rust to carbon or something) will let you paint over it if you want. A little surfact rust won't hurt. just worry when there are rust holes eating their way through the hitch

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