How to treat steam engine before storage

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    Hello friends
    I am four stroke enthusiast but one year ago I successfully finished two cylinder steam engine.
    I run engine on live steam roughly 30 minutes then I had to turn to different project so I
    put engine on the shelf .
    Last weekend I had spare time so I decided to check steam engine and I have found out black spots
    on inner liner surface. These spots are probably corroded but they are dark black not rusty red.
    I machined liners from unknown ferrous material .
    Steam gurus my question is : What should by done before steam engine is stored.
    Should I run engine on compressed air to remove all condensed water from engine or you have
    a different remedy.
    Thank you very much for your help.
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