Does anyone put anything on the cover anchor bolts to keep them from seizing up? I'm pulling them all out and blowing the inside of them out and thought maybe I should put something on them before screwing them back in.
Every year when I open, I fully remove each of the hold-downs, clean the threads on them and also down in the holes with some kind of solvent (I used WD-40 ) then put some grease on the threads and screw them back in. This will prevent them from seizing and sticking. An anti-seize compound would probably work well too, but I have always had good luck with the spray white lithium grease. Before I made this a habit, I had one stuck so bad that it took a week of shooting with PB Blaster every day and vice grips to get one of them out. Ever since I started doing this I have not had a single problem with them.