control arms low cost = lousy paint

Dave C. conner at
Mon Jan 19 18:43:50 EST 2004

Heads up re: low cost control arms for the Type 44...

I put the new low cost version on one of my cars and they began to rust
right away.  They are black and appear to be painted but it's about as
durable as shoe polish.  Paint on the original control arms was still
intact after 15 years. I would have given the new ones a coat of POR-15 if
I had known.  Aside from the appearance I expect flaking rust will creep
under the bushings and have a negative effect on them.
Dave C.

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