Joined: Mon Apr 23rd, 2018
Name: Gerald Ballinger
Occupation: Welder/Fabricator/Industrial Maintenance Technician
Interests: Fishing, trucks, doing stupid sh*t
Reputation Points: 231
|Many farmers have done this for decades using Fluid Film or used oil. They also coat their plow shares every year. Many also apply used oil to their entire corn head, on all moving parts. They've done it for what, more than 100 years now? I've also seen farmers coat various surfaces heavily with spray cans of dry moly lube to stave off surface rust.
I know a guy in the next county that has a 1984 Chevrolet 3/4 ton 4x4 and crazy or not, he's always kept the underbody/inside the bedsides/frame coated with used oil and when the truck's not being used, he runs a small current through the back bumper with a ground rod at the front bumper. The truck looks like it just rolled off the assembly line, and he drives it in Illinois winters, albeit sparingly. The truck has zero rust on the body and the frame only has the most minor surface rust.
(I know, I know.. The small current through the frame has been proven not to work, etc, but he believes it works so more power to him)