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Axel shaft storage

Well my D44 rear axel build is coming along, It is going slow but it is moving. I got the new bearings and seals on the axel shafts, but I am not quite ready to get the R&P and ARB quite yet... Have to wait for the $$. Lucky for me I have a lot of space to store the shafts.
My question is, how should I store them. Right now they are on a shelf in a plastic bag. Will they be ok there like that for a while, or should I pack them in greese or what. I want to make sure I don't damage $100 worth of bearings. Thanks for any advise.
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Re: Axel shaft storage

1. I guess the question is will the shafts and bearing pit from surface rust?
2. Yes, and no.
3. It depends on the nickle % of the metal and how it's stored.
4. Me, were they mine I'd take a few precautions,
5. I'd take some nice ol' wheel bearing grease and get dirty!
6. Rub a thin coat of the stuff on the axle, and bag it...
7. Do the same for the bearings and seals.
8. If you're anal, then use some clear garbage bags, and vacuum the air out,
9. Double bag the parts, vacuuming the air out of each bag.
10. This should keep the parts fresh for years,
11. When you're ready to use the parts simply clean them off,
12. With a good spray degreaser like brake cleaner or carb cleaner,
13. Or, leave 'em greasy and install that way, it won't hurt a thing.
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Re: Axel shaft storage

Thanks LEVE. That is just the info I was looking for. It sounds like I am on the right track. I have then in the bag. But it is black, and not "Double bagged"
The place they are stored is in my workshop, and the shop is not heated. So when I get in there and working with lights and body heat it does warm up a bit. I get a lot of condensation. I think that the next time I am working back there I will coat them in greese. Thanks for the words of wisdom
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Re: Axel shaft storage

...adding to already good advice -

Keep them in the house where climate is controlled and they will not be subject to the freeze-thaw-moisture weep cycles (condensation) that will be going on over next several weeks as winter dies his slow, agonizing death.
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