View Full Version : paper vs rubber washers

05-21-2007, 03:55 PM
ok so i hope this isnt the most petty question around, but here it goes ...

I am almost done (god i hope i didnt just jinx it) with a weeks long project where i took off all the panels and most of the carpet in my 1995 RRC LWB to kill rust. I used paint stripper and stripped off all of the old gunk and then after hours of scraping and sanding i went throug the KBS three step rust protection process and used some fiberglass to patch a bunch of holes that had been flooding the front footwells with every rain.

redid the undercoating and hope to never do any of this again :)

my question is about the paper washers that i think rover uses to prevent the aluminum and steel from touching and causeing oxidation. Can I use rubber washers instead when i reasemble - may of the paper ones had really decomposed. What is the better choice?


05-22-2007, 12:30 AM
use rubber, i use old bike tubes that I cut up to insulate the aluminum and steel.