control arms low cost = lousy paint

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at
Mon Jan 19 20:32:05 EST 2004

Dave where did you get them?
91 200 tq 20v Avant

Dave C. wrote:

>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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