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Old 17-07-11, 10:29 PM   #21
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Not sure about these days, but hydraulic oil used to contain lanolin, we used to rub it into our hands to prevent dry skin caused by degreasers and swarfega... hands that do diggers are as soft as your face... a pun on the "Fairy liquid" ad for younger members... :)... so perhaps hydraulic oil may also be a good rust preventative ?

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If I remember corectly, a lot of MOD vehicle spares were coated in a lanolin type coating to prevent rusting.
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Old 17-07-11, 10:37 PM   #22
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Quite correct, waxoil or lanolin. Lanolin was also used to keep the wet out of electrical cable assemblies. I recently picked up a litre of ex-mod lanolin at a car boot, not old, must have been "surplused" from stores. The guy had boxes and boxes of it.

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Old 05-09-11, 10:23 PM   #23
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we been using duck oil on are 10ft dia flywheels
Are they plastic ducks
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Old 15-11-11, 12:47 AM   #24
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Default To stop flywheels rusting

How about this then i use baby oil rubbed on brite metal then put cling flim round miss gets a bit jeless but so wot
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Old 15-11-11, 01:52 AM   #25
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Not too sure if the wellies will stop rust on bare flywheels ? baaaaa
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Old 23-11-11, 05:17 PM   #26
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Cool Rusty Flywheels ?.

What's the problem ?, just grease the buggers.

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Old 23-11-11, 11:19 PM   #27
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wot! grease the sheep?
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Old 24-11-11, 01:38 AM   #28
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The flywheels from my Lister B are sat warm and dry in my living room.
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Cool Sheep shenanigans, Ewe must be kidding !.

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wot! grease the sheep?
Obviously not !, they would slip out of the wellies far to easily.

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The flywheels from my Lister B are sat warm and dry in my living room.
Steve :)
When your sitting on the sofa beisde your engines, that's when you know its turned into an obsession!!

Anyway, i don't think there's really a need for unusual compounds like lanolin or such. A thin smear of gease always did the trick for me for keeping metal shiney.
Of course a longer term solution would be to laquer the flywheel, or even have it chromed.
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