Quote:Just bought a new AVX mount and I'm assuming the steel legs are chromed. What's the best way to prevent the legs from rusting? My first thought is Canuba car wax but I'm not sure. Or go down to the local car care store and see what they carry. This mount will be stored outside under a porch during the Northern California summer months protected from rain/elements and then kept in the garage during the winter months. Thanks in advance. Carl
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Quote:I believe you are worried about absolutely nothing. My VX went through one of the most dew heavy, damp springs and summers in a long, long time. AND my CG5 has been used on the Gulf Coast and in Florida for nearly nine years and has nary a spot of rust anywhere.
Quote:The tripod legs on an AVX mount are stainless steel not chrome.Stan
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Quote:For anything use a product called Klasse. It's a German product I get at the Lexus dealer. The advantage is that it is acrylic. You put it on like wax. But it last 6 months and leaves no residue like wax or any oil.Water beads off like rain-x for 6 months, and NO residue.I put it on my car and when I go to the car wash they can't believe I didn't wax my car before I drove up.Oh and you can put I to any material, plastic even with no discoloration like wax or armor all.