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Old 22nd January 2019, 20:19
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Default Locking Bonnet Pins

Hi, can anyone recommend locking bonnet pins?

This is the sort of thing I'm looking at, because it is fairly discreet.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bonnet-Bo...53.m1438.l2649

I want to make sure they don't rust easily and given that using one at each corner is sufficient to secure the bonnet rather as I don't plan to use any other latches.

I'd appreciate any help / advice. Thank-you!
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Old 22nd January 2019, 21:32
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My experience of chrome plated products at the cheaper end is that they do rust. ACF50 will help.

Aluminium is normally better, whether lockable ones are available...
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Old 22nd January 2019, 22:01
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Likely to freeze in cold weather.
I fitted similar to a boot lid but replaced it with one that had a hinged cover.
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Old 22nd January 2019, 22:17
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Mine are discrete and nice. I will try to find photos and links tomorrow. Too pissed tonight
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Old 22nd January 2019, 23:13
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Thanks all. Where can I get aluminium ones from?
Pictures would really help - thanks.
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Old 24th January 2019, 18:43
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Try jjc race and rally
www.jjcraceandrally.com
i got some for my bonnet, they are aluminium, spring loaded, lie flat with the bonnet But are Not Lockable
Called - PITKING QUICK RELEASE PUSHCLIP IN SILVER - PKPQRPCS
But they are 26.80 each
Will try to up load a pic of mine in situ but I'm not very good with this technology thing
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Old 24th January 2019, 19:40
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My experience of chrome plated products at the cheaper end is that they do rust. ACF50 will help.

Aluminium is normally better, whether lockable ones are available...
I have found that the upper end of the price range is the same.

I have 2 sets of expensive "stainless steel" headlight rims that rusted in less than 12 months.
Being expensive does not necessarily mean better quality, just a greedier seller.
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Old 24th January 2019, 20:31
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Fair point.

Do they need to be lockable? Access to the under bonnet area doesn't make the car more likely to stolen.
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