My steering column joint was very rusty when I removed it. It looked like this
Here's what I did to restore it..
- Soak in Evaporust
- Wire wheel the parts
- Zinc plate
- Then mask the parts and paint them with Eastwood 2k Epoxy Primer and 2K Underhood Black
But I got stuck on the ground strap. Mine was pretty degraded...
The hole size is M6, and I figured I could make one myself if I found the right eyelets... but I've been working extra hours recently (very tired) and preferred to buy something premade to save time. Also I didn't know if this was actually needed for my car since its missing on about 50% of the cars I've seen... so less effort the better.
Never the less, I recall the VW guys have a similar strap on their cars so I went to Wolfsburg West and bought this for $7:
The strap is longer than the one it replaced, but it ended up working nicely...
Edited by Shawn Piper