The parts shown below have seen just TWO Wisconsin winters, they are about 2 years old.

axle rust

Dana put almost no consideration into the finish of the Ultimate 60 axles. They are painted with a cusory amount of paint that probably washes off in the car wash. Only the differenctial cover has a durable finish, the rest of the axle, including the rear hub bearing housings have almost not protection.

axle hub rust

This rusty hub is not a nice look.

shock rust

This is a Metalcloak RockSport shock. Part of the issue with the RockSport sock is the plastic sheath that covers the shaft of the shock doesn't fit perfectly in-line with the shock body so it rubs the shock, removing the paint. However there are large patches of rust in areas not effected by the rubbing so the plastic sheath isn't completely at fault, There just isn't much corrosion resistance built into the finish. In all fairness, this sock is the least expesive option Metalclaok offers so you get what you pay for and if I had to pick a spot to cut corners the shock finish is a good one to pick.