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DIY: Prevent rust by black-oxide coating your steel parts


The various engine components in our Redline Rebuild series can spend hours sitting on tables before they're assembled—and Davin often assembles connecting rods, timing gears, and other small parts several times to capture the action from multiple angles. He has a few tricks to keep assemblies in good condition, particularly when they may be handled multiple times and stored in the open. Today, he's walking you through the process of using black oxide to protect steel parts.