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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:13 pm 
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Hey everyone. Bought an alloy tailshaft not long ago and it is just sitting in my garage...it is however starting to form some rust on the end which goes into the output shaft of the transmission...how do I go about removing this rust, is it necessary to do so?

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:22 pm 
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just use one of those Jex pad things mums use is the kitchen, like the wirey kinda stuff. Either that or some fine sand paper will fix it up.
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:00 pm 
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ohhh...well i thought I had to remove the rust and then put something on it or something.

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:03 pm 
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Clean it up then coat in oil to protect --or better still-instal !!

 

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:04 pm 
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well you could probably put some trans oil or greese on it's just gunna sit around, probably stop it from rusting again. Personally I wouldn't bother. :lol:
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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:21 pm 
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hehehe, yeah kwaussiekid. might remove the rust and install it straight after...but no time to do it at the moment.

thanks ya'll..

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Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:25 pm 
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Yeah get rid of it, keep the sucker clean. Just apply some lube oil or oil of some type just as a thin film to prevent rust, works a charm. Just try not to get dirt in the oil.

 

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Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:07 pm 
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Just use a scotch pad (scouring pad) dont rub it along the slip flange (rub around it) Spray it with some WD-40 or similar. The very worst it can do is chew out the extension casing seal on the trans if not a clean smooth surface.
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Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:15 pm 
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And after you've cleaned it and applied oil, grease, etc, put a plastic bag over it and tape it up. Keeps dust, rubbish, etc off.
Then when you're ready to use it, you can remove the tape and bag.

 

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Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 11:15 pm 
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Can't believe it's started to rust so quickly! You only took it out a week or so ago!
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:08 am 
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Private9 wrote:
Can't believe it's started to rust so quickly! You only took it out a week or so ago!


hehehe yeah. I should really put it in quick. Rust does react instantly :P just depends how much.

Well thanks for all the help. Will use something to get rid of the rust, clean it with something non-rust causing, and then dip it in some oil :P and wrap it up with a plastic bag.

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