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Old 04-05-2020, 11:46 AM   #1
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So Iím in the process of disassembling, cleaning and painting the axles and such. I want to completely tear down everything. But honestly especially with everything going on itís gonna be a while till I can buy new parts. The Jeep project is going to take years to complete anyway. Is there a proper way to store the axles to prevent rust. (I love in south Florida. Very humid). Or should I just work around everything and keep the axles together?


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Old 04-05-2020, 02:39 PM   #2
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Iíve torn mine apart for the same purpose. Itís been sitting in my garage in various stages of assembly while I work different components since last summer.

Nothing is rusted. After I disassembled and cleaned everything, I put all the parts I was replacing in a box. Everything I was keeping I just wiped with some diff fluid and itís been sitting on my work bench. Other parts like brake rotors and calipers I prepped and painted right away.

It all looks fine.


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Old 04-05-2020, 04:30 PM   #3
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I was concerned is out the internals of the diff. But I can easily just add fluid and move it around.


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I was concerned is out the internals of the diff. But I can easily just add fluid and move it around.


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You could do that or honestly, if you remove them just make sure you wipe them down occasionally with fluid. Theyíll be fine


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Iíve torn mine apart for the same purpose. Itís been sitting in my garage in various stages of assembly while I work different components since last summer.

Nothing is rusted. After I disassembled and cleaned everything, I put all the parts I was replacing in a box. Everything I was keeping I just wiped with some diff fluid and itís been sitting on my work bench. Other parts like brake rotors and calipers I prepped and painted right away.

It all looks fine.


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What about the axle tube. It didnít rust?


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I've shot things with WD40 from time-to-time to keep them from rusting. Smaller items you can do this with as well and put them in Tupperware, or better yet Ziplock bag them and put the bags in Tupperware.

Insulating them from ambient air however possible is the key.

 

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What about the axle tube. It didnít rust?


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Once I got the tubes broken down I cleaned, blasted and painted them. They kept fine.


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Once I got the tubes broken down I cleaned, blasted and painted them. They kept fine.


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What about inside the tubes. No issues with rust build up?


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Rem-Oil sold at Walmart is a good rust inhibitor. I use it when I detail my CJ for the undercarriage.
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