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    KTI polar mount

    You are absolutely correct that there are no threads so that makes sense. It's one of the multiple things I forgot to check when taking it apart. I'm still trying to figure out whey this bolt and nut didn't rust as it doesn't appear to be galvantized.
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    KTI polar mount

    I ended up disassembling the whole mount as I wanted to replace most of the hardware and its easier to clean and prep everthing before respraying with paint. I have a question regarding remounting on pole. There is 3/4" bolt which attaches the mount to the component that sits on the pole...
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    KTI polar mount

    Nothing ever happens overnight but made a little progress today. Sprayed down the polar mount in rust removal gel last night and its most clean although I'm going to give it a complete wash down hopefully tomorrow. I'm guessing it was originally powder coated black but Rustoleum spray...
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    KTI polar mount

    Are you using 10mm thick 25mm wide A2 stock to create the spade end with the hole?
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    KTI polar mount

    Impressive. Do you fabricate the spade with hole and weld to threaded rod or do you have access to a press which flattens the end of the rod?
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    KTI polar mount

    Is A2 stainless equivalent to 18-8? That's a nice collection of bolts :)
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    KTI polar mount

    RimaNTSS - are your hex head set screws locking the mount to the pole galvanized, steel, or stainless?
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    KTI polar mount

    Agree. Cutting off the spade from an existing bolt and welding it to a threaded rod would seem like a good option if correct size spade is available.
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    KTI polar mount

    I wish I could report back that sourcing a suitable sized spade bolt replacement was easy however most mass produced today are too short for our needs.
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    KTI polar mount

    Thank you, this is exactly what I needed to hear. Galvanized for the new spade bolt and nut it will be. :) Regarding the square head set screws, I was going to use non-square head galvanized bolt replacements however found inexpensive square head case hardened steel and stainless square...
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    KTI polar mount

    The original spade bolt cleaned up pretty well but a friend of a friend agreed to fabricate a ~12inch spade bolt. I was thinking of using galvanized rod or would you choose stainless? You can see for yourself in the picture in the first post but the original bolt was diffusely rusted with...
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    KTI polar mount

    Thank you RimaNTSS. Thanks to Evapo-rust, everything cleaned up pretty well but I'm going to make one more trip to the hardware store to see if I can find galvanized replacements. If not I'll use what I have and coat with some grease After pictures of nuts bolts:
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    KTI polar mount

    Regarding seizing, is this an issue if the bolt is stainless and the nut regular steel? the mount has 4 square head set screws which locks it in place on the pole, see first picture in thread. I'm guessing the bolts welded on mount are non-stainless so just wondering if a stainless square...
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    KTI polar mount

    Thanks Primestar, good to know. I picked up some galvanized replacements at HD today but couldn't find everything so I'll probably try another hardware store tomorrow.
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    KTI polar mount

    Thanks RimaNTSS. :) I think another day in evapo-rust bath will likely get most of rust removed although I would prefer to replace it with stainless steel. I do have a sheet metal shop locally which I'll visit if needed.
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