I’m looking to store a bare chassis and was wondering the best way to keep it from rusting
Any help is appreciated
Light oil rubbed on it?
Thanks for the reply
Do you recommend any certain oil type
I rub a light layer of olive oil on my cast iron pans to keep them from rusting.
I’ve heard about coating the chassis in 2 stroke oil
Does this sound viable or just a myth
Any light oil should do - 3 in 1, thread cutting oil, even new motor oil. Water doesn’t mix with oil, so no oxidation for the steel.
Two stroke oil seems excessive. 3 in 1 or WD 40 would work.
Does the WD40 need re applying every couple of days if it drips off
I’ve found it leaves a residue for a long time.
Olive oil? Really?! If that works than that’ll be perfect or WD40
WD40 & call it good.
Slather it in sesame oil and park it up next to a propane heater and walk into the delicious smell of Asian cuisine every time you go into your garage.
Linseed oil in the frame and axle, shaken around well, will prevent corrosion as long as it stays on.
Alternatively, if it’s just a bare frame - install a few clamps in your studs and hang it from a wall in your house. Put a couple of old tennis balls over the seat stays and steering holders.
I’m with Spencer. I keep my energy at home outside but covered. I coat the whole thing with WD. Every 4 months or so I power wash it and re coat it. All good.