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Old 01-22-2008, 03:55 AM   #1
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Bare steel is just begging for oxidation aka rust. This is a product of moisture and oxygen reacting with the iron or ferrite. The easiest way to protect it is right in your kitchen!

When you get your new parts, lets say some filler plates from Suicide Doors, they come as bare metal. Now if you plan on using them immediately then there is no problem. If you plan on using them down the road they are sure to collect not only dust, but rust. Go to the kitchen and get some cooking oil and some paper towels. Pour some oil on the paper towel, only a little is needed, and wipe the part(s) down so there is only a haze. This will give you long lasting protection, and is easily removed with a light de-greaser before welding.

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Old 01-22-2008, 04:02 AM   #2
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Just a side note. You do not need to do this to aluminum or stainless steel. Their oxidation actually creates a protective barrier. Coating them with oil will defeat this as oxygen cannot get to the surface and they will corrode.

fyi: aluminums barrier is aluminum oxide (Al2 O3) stainless steel barrier is chromium oxide (Cr2 03)

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Old 01-22-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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for the bare steel wd-40 works well too.

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Old 01-22-2008, 06:37 PM   #4
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Nice thought to share. What about cooking sprays like Pam?

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Nice thought to share. What about cooking sprays like Pam?
don't see why not.

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:15 AM   #6
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for the bare steel wd-40 works well too.
wd-40 will work, but it can penetrate into the surface and be a pain to get out.

pam will work too!

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Old 01-24-2008, 03:34 AM   #7
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don't see why not.

Spray can versus bottled oil can be a little different. Wasn't sure if the compressed can stuff might have something in it that would be different.

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Old 01-24-2008, 03:43 AM   #8
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nah once it hits the atmosphere the propellants dissipate...

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