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What Can A Fastener Tell You?

That bolt has a lot of secrets to tell you if you know what you’re looking for.

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Fasteners have a lot to say. The important thing is to understand what they’re saying.

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For example, the appearance of a fastener can tell us something about its intended use. Flat black usually is an oxide-coated bolt, many times found in the engine bay. Goldish color usually is cadmium-plated or yellow zinc; both help guard against corrosion. A silvery finish probably is galvanized – used to protect against corrosion, but not used a lot in the automotive world.

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