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JohnnyB
10-14-2007, 05:30 PM
Any ideas on how to solve this problem would be appreciated.....

My backup tow vehicle is a 1998 Chev Tahoe. I've always kept a cover on the receiver hitch but it has rust forming inside. Every time I need to use it (infrequently), I need to take a chisl and file to the inside of it to take off enough surface rust to get the hitch in there....it is a PITA. Is there an easier way to clean it out? Is there a better way to prevent rust inside the receiver to solve this issue???

x-10ron
10-14-2007, 05:38 PM
Wire brush and wd-40, then paint it with a paint called por-15, it stops the rust from returning.

Farmer Ted
10-14-2007, 05:39 PM
In my best Slim Pickens voice,

" put a $hit load of grease on it"

Maristar210
10-14-2007, 06:14 PM
Wire brush then waterproof grease....

TNH2oSkier
10-14-2007, 08:32 PM
Dont take it out!

Mag_Red
10-14-2007, 08:44 PM
Dont take it out!
Then it will be like my 99 Silverado....rusted in there:D

milkmania
10-14-2007, 08:48 PM
Then it will be like my 99 Silverado....rusted in there:D

is this a problem with the later models?

my 93, 95, & 97 have never had this problem.

But, I do switch them out occasionally, every 3-8 months or so

TMCNo1
10-14-2007, 08:56 PM
is this a problem with the later models?

my 93, 95, & 97 have never had this problem.

But, I do switch them out occasionally, every 3-8 months or so

The one on our '88 Astro van came from GM and it was powdercoated, but I took a baby bottle brush coated with Lubrimatic Anti-Corrosion Marine Wheel Bearing grease and lubed the inside of the tube and it has never rusted.

vogelm1
10-14-2007, 08:59 PM
If you have a Dremel Tool or equivalent with a sanding drum, it makes quick work of this. You'll likely go through a couple drums, but they come like 6 to the package and they're pretty cheap. We couldn't get the rec'r in one of the family trucks a few years ago and this is what finally worked.

tex
10-14-2007, 10:28 PM
The one on our '88 Astro van came from GM and it was powdercoated, but I took a baby bottle brush coated with Lubrimatic Anti-Corrosion Marine Wheel Bearing grease and lubed the inside of the tube and it has never rusted.
I love it when you talk dirty!

TMCNo1
10-15-2007, 10:13 AM
I love it when you talk dirty!
:uglyhamme :uglyhamme :uglyhamme I didn't catch that till you brought it up. Glad did it in the privacy of my own garage, or I would be considered the neighborhood hitchvert!