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  • how to keep unpainted steel from rusting

    im looking for ways to store a set of cam shaft and a couple crank shaft so they will not rust.the only idea i have is to whip like axle grease or other thich grease all over then and put them in a box lined with bags to hold in the thich grease is there any other idea how to store parts like cam shaft and crankshaft or what not. i understand they are harden steel but they would be the same as store mild steel right? also parts like that cant be painted so dont even say that
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  • #2
    LPS-3 is one thing you might try: http://www.lpslabs.com/product_pg/co...n_pg/LPS3.html

    Another is Fluid Film, available from John Deere dealers as I understand. http://www.fluid-film.com/
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    • #3
      Boeshield is another good choice for rust prevention.
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      • #4
        Unless you are storing them in the rain, I would think that even a coating of motor oil would fend off moisture for quite a while. Gear lube is pretty sticky but would still be easier to clean off than axle grease. It's also easy to find, though a JD dealer can't be too far away either.

        That Boeshield looks a little pricey!

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        • #5
          I didn't make those recommendations lightly.
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          • #6
            I would recomend using Cosmoline.

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            • #7
              simple motor oil/gear oil would be fine, if you are bagging the parts and storing them in a semi-controlled enviroment. For longer term, coat the critical areas with something like wheel bearing grease before bagging.

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              • #8
                we used to store parts in alcohol, or paint thinner. Just let them sit submerged in a sealed jar.
                In case of welding emergency
                use a bolt

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by metarinka View Post
                  we used to store parts in alcohol, or paint thinner. Just let them sit submerged in a sealed jar.
                  a crank and a cam would require a pretty big jar.

                  Dave
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                  • #10
                    I've used LPS-3 and really liked it and the spray application is handy. How does Fluid Film compare?

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                    • #11
                      I haven't used Fluid Film but it looks very promising from what I've seen. It's lanolin-based. Ever see a rusty sheep?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by usmcpop View Post
                        Ever see a rusty sheep?
                        Yep.

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                        • #13
                          Zrexxer

                          Zrexxer....your a smart a$$!

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                          • #14
                            Z,

                            Been over to Hotfoots?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dakkasnik View Post
                              Zrexxer....your a smart a$$!
                              Dakk, like I always say - better than a dumb a$$
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