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FNK
09-26-2010, 11:49 AM
Is there any reason why no one seems to use a Stainless steel pinch bolt? Even if it's 2~3 times the price, saving 2~3 hours in serious rusted case can be really worth it!

biketsai
09-26-2010, 11:59 AM
I replaced my seized ones with new ones from the dealership. Put some antiseize on them and they can be removed in 30secpnds.

FNK
09-26-2010, 12:01 PM
The OEM bolt is zinc coated?

2001A4QUATTRO
09-26-2010, 12:16 PM
Not sure on the coating but ALWAYS use anti-sieze!


I replaced my seized ones with new ones from the dealership. Put some antiseize on them and they can be removed in 30secpnds.

lowandslow4now
09-26-2010, 12:49 PM
I never had an Issue with the Pinch Bolt. Then again my car has never seen road salt or snow.

mysman
09-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Since no one answered the question, you can use a SS bolt, no problem. It will also eliminate any concerns with one-time use VAG bolts. ACE hardware has a good selection of high quality SS hardware. Make sure you use a proper lock nut, OEM or otherwise.