Originally Posted by zacmac
I'm about 45 pages into this behemoth and have a question that I haven't found an answer to as of yet. I am about to burn my barrel and may not be able to paint the outside right away after it cools. Anything that I can do to slow the rusting process before I can get to it?
Keep it out of the rain
Really though, you probably won't get much rust as long as its stored in a dry place. Some minor surface rust might from from handling and such but a little sand paper should take that off it it becomes a problem.