it's the humidity (late June in GA)... and those booms to me DO look like they have paint on them - they're black same as your springs... you can see the bolt head has a little surface rust around the edge where your wrench shipped through some of the paint.
you can either paint the yoke, or do what I do... put a dab of grease on your finger and put a super-thin coating all over the yoke and CV housing
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Blue"]Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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