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TAZ 22nd January 2019 19:19

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!

landmannnn 22nd January 2019 20:32

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...

IanA 22nd January 2019 21:01

Likely to freeze in cold weather.
I fitted similar to a boot lid but replaced it with one that had a hinged cover.

WorldClassAccident 22nd January 2019 21:17

Mine are discrete and nice. I will try to find photos and links tomorrow. Too pissed tonight

TAZ 22nd January 2019 22:13

Thanks all. Where can I get aluminium ones from?
Pictures would really help - thanks.

trev dunn 24th January 2019 17:43

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
Cheers
Trev

Jaguartvr 24th January 2019 18:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by landmannnn (Post 98761)
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.

landmannnn 24th January 2019 19:31

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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