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    Long term storage for engine parts

    I have a some new/rebuilt replacement parts for a 290 that I would like to prepare for storage until needed. Any suggestions for prepping before putting the cylinders on the shelf to prevent rust, dust and shop wear? The boxes they came in have fallen apart.

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    STP and a plastic bag. Butcher paper works for small parts getting placed into a common box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behindpropellers View Post
    Stuff must be good.... they don't sell it in SoCal. I have some bellcrank bearings from 1946 (date on package) that were doused with this stuff, wrapped in a sealed envelope and stored. Had to soak them in solvent for a week to get it off. Didn't think it was still available.

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    I spray LPS3 in the barrels and the intake and exhaust ports and then put them in plastic bags and store in boxes in my heated and airconditioned shop. The LPS3 dries with a waxy coating covering everything.
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    I used to use the cosmoline that came in an aerosol spray can, works great on parts that need to be put in long term storage. I also use the VCI emitter bags and wrapping papers, depending on what the part is. The VCI emitter bags are also used by a lot of gun owners who use them for long term storage of their guns, etc. You can find a lot of that stuff at this link: http://texastechnologies.com/
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    I have my O-320 dissasembled stored in the freezer, cold and dry with the carb rebuilt ready to assemble when the fusalage is done. LPS 3 and in plastic bags.

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