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How bad is this corrosion?



I will prob be replacing all the rigging, including turnbuckles, this spring anyway but if I didn't have the money for that... how bad is this? Is this minor surface blemish or should I be genuinely concerned? (all the turnbuckles look like this)

(in case you can't see, there is a greenish copper-type corrosion on the outside of the turnbuckle)
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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Never mind the Rust and corrossion the split pinns will not stop the turn buckle from unscewing, get some mousing wire and do it correctly iether figger of eight or around and around a few times the holes in the end of the screws GO SAFE
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I will prob be replacing all the rigging, including turnbuckles, this spring anyway but if I didn't have the money for that... how bad is this? Is this minor surface blemish or should I be genuinely concerned? (all the turnbuckles look like this)

(in case you can't see, there is a greenish copper-type corrosion on the outside of the turnbuckle)
The green is generally surface corrosion, but it's good to clean it all off and look for any small cracks.

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I see what appears to be a crack in the swage stud at the very top. So that definitely needs to be replaced.
The green on the bronze turnbuckles is not a problem, it's normal. You should be able to reuse the turnbuckles if there is no psychical damage and they still turn.
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It certainly looks cracked and necked.
I really would change that one promptly.
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"Change one...change them all... "
Amen.

If you aren't sure what counts as a crack, go to any auto parts supply and buy some dye check, used for inspecting metal parts. Clean the part, apply the dye, wipe off, apply the "developer" and you should be able to see dye in any cracks. Hardest part of it is finding the dye--but any real machine shop or auto repair supply will have it.
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"Change one...change them all... "
Amen.

If you aren't sure what counts as a crack, go to any auto parts supply and buy some dye check, used for inspecting metal parts. Clean the part, apply the dye, wipe off, apply the "developer" and you should be able to see dye in any cracks. Hardest part of it is finding the dye--but any real machine shop or auto repair supply will have it.
All one really needs is a piece of Scotch-Brite and a magnifying glass. The corrosion/rust actually acts like the dye in that it's not removed by the scrubbing and the cracks show up clearly upon close inspection.
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That swage looks horrible.

Clean and polish everything; check swages and turnbuckles with a magnifying glass.

Run some walled up panty hose along the wire.

Any cracks or snags and I would replace the lot.
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