Hitch

How to keep hitch ball from rusting

How to keep hitch ball from rusting

To protect the hitch ball while in use we recommend applying ball grease to make sure it pivots smoothly while inside the coupler. Removing the ball mount and storing it inside a bag when it is not in use is the most recommended method for preventing rust to both the ball mount and hitch ball.

  1. Should you grease your ball hitch?
  2. How do you get rust off a hitch ball?
  3. Can I use WD40 on hitch ball?
  4. Do chrome hitch balls rust?

Should you grease your ball hitch?

You do not need to grease your trailer hitch ball. That is entirely up to you. However, greasing it is recommended. Greasing will help ensure that the trailer hitch ball keeps its structural integrity, and it will help prevent it from squeaking.

How do you get rust off a hitch ball?

If you have a chrome ball or chrome hitch that's showing signs of rust, simply ball up a piece of aluminum foil, dip it in white distilled vinegar or Coca-Cola and lightly rub the rusty spots. Rinse with warm water and dry with a soft, clean rag. Follow up by polishing with two coats of carnuba car wax.

Can I use WD40 on hitch ball?

Expert Reply: WD40 is NOT the type of lubricant you would use for your 5th wheel trailer hitch. The problem is that a WD40 type of spray will end up attracting dirt and dust and debris and lead to more problems.

Do chrome hitch balls rust?

The trailer hitch wears the chrome plating off of the ball, exposing the steel which will rust if not treated. I keep my trailer hitch balls greased.

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