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Pat Eaton
03-05-2013, 11:05 PM
What is the best way from keeping rust off my 5/8" axle. I Painted it originally, but had to scrap this off the service the bearings.

A light coat of oil maybe?


Radical Brad
03-05-2013, 11:20 PM
A light clear coat works as well. It will still have to be removed with steel wool to pull a bearing though.


03-06-2013, 08:03 AM
Oil would work short term, but would do two things long term. one is attract every bit of dust for ten miles (Kilometers if you like them better)
And would then trap moisture, which would eventually cause rust anyway--unless you kept cleaning and re oiling. I like Brads idea better--do it once and forget it for as long as possible.
Steve G

03-06-2013, 02:51 PM
I guess I'm just lazy....
I just let 'em rust, & live with it. :rolleyes4:

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Pat Eaton
03-07-2013, 12:31 AM
Thanks guys :)