I recently ordered serpentine belt and power steering belt for 2005 Civic to replace the original ones.
I haven’t started the project yet but looking at the pulleys, they look a little bit dirty and rusty. I’m was thinking of using some soapy water with toothbrush and rag to clean after I take the belts off.
My question is after the pulleys are clean can something bet wiped on the pulleys to prevent oxidation (rust) such as light coat of oil wiped dry? I understand that lots of oil is not good for most rubber and will attact dust but a little bit of oil to fill the pours of the metal, then wiped dry, is that recommended?