Any carbon steel thread that suffers from prolonged exposure to air, moisture and (sometimes) salt will suffer from rust, sometimes to the point where it creates problems.
While many fixes exist to remove a seized nut or bolt, I want to know if there are smarter fixes out there to prevent or at least minimize corrosion.
Engineering theory will suggest the following generic strategies:
like applying coatings that don't let moisture reach the steel itself
like sacrificial protection through zinc coatings
change of material
like using a brass instead of steel
So, to reiterate my question:
What rust-inhibition strategies exist that are accessible to the average automotive DIY-er?