personally, Why would you cover the winch? I like the looks of it and would not want to hide it.
It really needs protection from the elements. Water does find its way into the motor and causes a build up of a white powdery type corrosion in there.
I got one of the first powerplants and a few weeks ago it stopped working so I took it apart to investigate. The inside of the motor was almost packed with that white powder. When I talked to Augie at Warn repair about what I should do about it, the first thing he said was it should be covered when not in use. The other thing I discovered when I took it all apart was how bad the drum had rusted to the point that the first few layers of rope around the drum had taken on the rust color and seemed to have rust embedded in the rope itself now. I cleaned all the white powder out of the motor and put it back together now and its working fine now. I also cleaned the drum up as well as I could and painted that with POR15 (love that stuff).
07 Flame Red Unlimited Rubicon, 5.7 hemi, RCV shafts, 35" KM2's, AEV 3 1/2 lift, , AEV rear swing away Carrier, AEV Snorkel, LoD front bumper with Warn powerplant, 45qt Engel refrigerator / freezer. , Marchal E-Code lamps
DIY Hemi build
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Last edited by dsy; 07-25-2009 at 08:58 AM.