Axls and Leaf springs coated with Boiled linseed oil
So here is my plan to wirewheel the axls and leaf springs then slather a bunch of boiled linseed oil all over them (mainly because i am super cheap and it is only going to cost me like $15) . I have not heard of of a many people doing this most use POR 15 or some other paint/rust preventitive.
So my questions are will boiled linseed oil work?
Is it that much better to use por 15 or a similar product?
Thanks in advance
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I think he's refering to guys who coat the inside of their frames with linseed oil as a rust preventative. This is obviously because you can't get to the inside of the frame to paint with anything. Linseed oil is better than nothing in this case.
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Yeah I think a couple cans of Rust-o-leum is a better alternative and should be just fine... Linseed Oil is a stopgap measure for inside frames as BioTex said.
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That probably won't work. Your axles and springs are going to be exposed to a lot of harsh conditions exposed as the are to the elements. Linseed oil will probably be fine as a coating inside a frame where it's more protected. I'm an engineer on ships. There is an old school use of linseed oil as a preservative on uninsulated low pressure steam pipes out on the weather decks. The pipe would be heated with an oxi-acetylene torch and then coated with linseed oil. It worked, but not for too long. It would have to be re-coated once or twice a year. This was used a lot on fishing boats.