Storing brake rotors - what oil?
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    Default Storing brake rotors - what oil?

    Hi,

    I want to store some brake rotors away while they're not being used. What can i use to stop then from rusting? Is WD40 ok?

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    WD40 and similar things will evaporate...

    Fish oil will do the trick.

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    once a slight smear of oil is in place wrap them up in newspaper and store away

    i wrap cams and cranks and the like in newspaper using this method and pulled them out years later to find they are in the same condition as when stored
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    does fish oil have any benefit over motor oil?

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    Yes, it's a better rustproofing agent.

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    Ray and pugrambo, thanks! off to get some fish oil

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    The old fishermans trick is to drop things metallic in a tray of Molasses.
    I think if you look at the valvoline rustproofing gunk (can't think of it's name) it goes into like a skin and when you want to reuse things, just peel it off and wash in petrol.
    Be sure that whatever you use can be totally removed particularly on rotors as even greasy finger marks not properly removed will cause hot spots on rotors and long term problems.


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