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D Ring Shackles and rusting


Old 01-11-2018, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by robchorz View Post
Mine are powder coated as well, but not the threads. That is where the oxidation/rusting occurs.
Apparently thread powder coating cost more. You'll have to pay extra for that and get the good ones like my $8-$10 HF shackles.

In all seriousness, I'm actually pretty impressed with the nice powder coating on the HF shackles.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Rednroll View Post
... Maybe it's not a good practice to use a strap this way? I kind of figured I'm also almost doubling the strength of the strap connecting this way, therefore having a double benefit....no paint scrape and doubling strength of strap. Seems like a win/win.

You're putting pressure on the strap in a way for which it was not designed. I sure wouldn't do that just because the consequences of a failure could be injury or even death. Since you're that concerned about scratching up the shackles, I'd recommend some synthetic winch line ones such as these ...

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