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My car is a bit of a garage queen. It doesn't go out if they've pre-salted/brined the roads, it doesn't go out in the rain, and it doesn't go out if I have to park it at Door Ding Central. I have taken it to the track, so it's not as if I'm not enoying the capabilities.

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When I did the first oil change, I noted the axle shafts were a bit rusty. I would have thought they would have put that cosmoline suff on any un-painted/un-treated surfaces. I did an oil change last weekend and the rust seems to be getting worse. I KNOW it is just cosmetic, but still seems wrong. I think I might jack the car up, sand the rust off, use a rust inhibitor, then just brush paint it. Thoughts?
 

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Yeah I painted my shafts........
 
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My car is a bit of a garage queen. It doesn't go out if they've pre-salted/brined the roads, it doesn't go out in the rain, and it doesn't go out if I have to park it at Door Ding Central. I have taken it to the track, so it's not as if I'm not enoying the capabilities.

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When I did the first oil change, I noted the axle shafts were a bit rusty. I would have thought they would have put that cosmoline suff on any un-painted/un-treated surfaces. I did an oil change last weekend and the rust seems to be getting worse. I KNOW it is just cosmetic, but still seems wrong. I think I might jack the car up, sand the rust off, use a rust inhibitor, then just brush paint it. Thoughts?
I’ve always wondered, but was afraid to ask.
 

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Mine are rusty and it doesn't snow in South Carolina. The only salt I encounter is when I drive past the ocean. I second the painting of your shafts.
 

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I’ve always wondered, but was afraid to ask.
I used POR 15, paint straight over the rust and it comes up unreal, I also did the driveshafts.
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I see autozone has a kit, degreaser etc., etc. Did you use something like that or just the paint?
You don't need to do any prep, you paint straight over it. The instructions on the can say it's fine to do that, that's what it's designed for.
 
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POR-15® Rust Preventive Coating is a high-tech, high performance rust-preventive coating designed for application directly on rusted or seasoned metal surfaces.
 
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