post #1 of Old 03-21-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to protect suspension components from rust and grime

Ok so today I just realised the absolute best way to protect your suspension components and other parts of the underbody from rust and grime. Barrel Lube! Just order some or buy some from a gun dealer. Lots of it mind you. I'm going to try doing this every two weeks to see how it holds up and how easy it will be to wash mud and grime off. I know this stuff works amazing as we use it on giant solid steel components at my work and they never rust. The lube will still be on the parts six months later when we do maintenance. Don't use it in high friction areas or on threads mind you. But it does an amazing job if you're willing to put in the work. Just pour some on a thick wad of paper towels and wipe on the components you wish. (Keep away from skin and face unless you wanna look like you're going through puberty again lol.)

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I hear paint does a pretty good job, usually Rustoleum flat black

Or just keep it in the garage to keep rust away.

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I do the black paint thing as well, not flat though.
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The best protectant from rust is grime. Specifically, leaky fluids and grease.

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post #7 of Old 03-23-2011, 04:48 AM
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I'd recommend not worrying about a little rust and grime on the bottom of the Jeep. If you hit rocks, it's gonna happen. If you don't wheel it hard, just paint everything.

If you wanna oil half your engine bay and front suspension, I recommend overfilling the front diff so all the excess fluid comes spewing out the breather when you drive. God, what a mess...

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