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Old 05-27-2024, 10:53 AM   #1
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Superglide Hitch Rust

I have the new "improved" Pullrite Superglide Hitch - the kind with the plastic pads with which Pullrite says to use WD40 as a lubricant. I agree that WD40 works well, in this application, to lube the plastic and the rails. It also seems to cause the metal rails to resist forming rust when wet, at least for a while.

But, even if the rails are cleaned up and fresh WD40 applied, the rails will rust, and fairly quickly. Has anybody found a solution to this rusting? Maybe using a grease or much thicker oil when the hitch is exposed to the weather, but is not in active use?
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Old 05-27-2024, 02:22 PM   #2
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I've not seen any rust. WD40 is all I use. My pullrite has the plastic you describe... I think. I've spoken with the PullRite folks many times and found them eager to help.
They answer the phone and emails promptly (at least that was my experience)
Here's a link to ask them about it.
https://www.pullrite.com/about/contact

Please post what you find out and your results.
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If you want to stop the rust apply Fluid Film. It penetrates the metal, we used to coat all of our salt truck beds with it.

Home Depot, Lowes, Ace, Menards and the auto stores have it.

https://www.fluid-film.com/
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Old 05-28-2024, 05:47 PM   #4
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I'm thinking... will post back if I find out more. Thanks!
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