Like I said yesterday in my blog post -- my missing, stolen or rattled off shackle was a blessing in disguise. With the shackle not attached to the tow hook, I noticed that rust was starting to develop on my front bumper. If the shackle had not gone "missing", I do not believe I would have noticed it.
That nasty, corrosive rust must be stopped. I have begun the Rust Removal AND Prevention Process. Yesterday, I used a wire brush and sanded away as much of the rust as I could. I then sprayed on a Permatex Rust Treatment. I let it dry for 24 hours.
Today, I finished the last step. I used a semi-flat black spray paint -- Krylon Rust Touch spray paint. I let it dry for about three hours, then I pulled off the tape and paper. Now it is ready to put on my "Plum Crazy Purple" painted shackles.
I added some extra security by tightening them with a screwdriver. I also added some Loctite Blue Threadlocker to the bolt. With the color purple and the extra tightening I am hoping these will stay on and no one will take them.
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