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Old 08-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #16
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I don't have a lot of humidity in my area, but my method has worked well for me. I take those little crystal packets that come in boxes with brand new electronics and throw them in my tool box. Every time I find one it goes in a drawer or box. You know what i'm talking about? Those white pouches that suck up any moisture? People just throw them away, but they have great uses, and they're free (sorta) lol.

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #17
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I don't have a lot of humidity in my area, but my method has worked well for me. I take those little crystal packets that come in boxes with brand new electronics and throw them in my tool box. Every time I find one it goes in a drawer or box. You know what i'm talking about? Those white pouches that suck up any moisture? People just throw them away, but they have great uses, and they're free (sorta) lol.
Silica gel. You can run them through the microwave to dry them back out again. I save mine when they come with stuff and leave them in drawers with metal tools.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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I have an unconditioned garage, so overnight it gets really cold, then in day it warms up and so on. Especially at this time of year. In Winter obviously it just freezes and stays frozen, but I'm thinking it's this time of year that's worse where it goes through a constant freeze/unfreeze cycle.

I noticed that all my tools are starting to rust, hammers, squares, screwdrivers anything metal. I'm guessing this is bad for the power tools too. The garage is actually vented, as I do plan to finish it eventually so when I had to hire a guy to do work on my roof I got him to put a vent while he was there.

Anything I can do, such as spray something on the tools, or is storing everything in the house the only answer?
To get rust off. Use RUST-OFF and than T-9 and you won't have any more rust. Sears i belive has it now. I live in s.e. florida and i have a complete wood shop and not of my tool's and bed's have rust. I use T-9 all the time even tho you don't have to. my 2 cents
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Okay dumb question here but I have read all the replies too which id great so far noe for snother question.I have applied the wd40 but Iis it better then to store them in a toolboxor hung on wall. Sounds dumb I knoe but my toolbox isnt air tight of course anf we had tools rust both ways. Any suggestions
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Tried posting thud before but must of done it wrong because I dont see it. So I apologize if this gets posted twice. My question is also about rust prevention I read through everyones posts and have lots more to research. But I have already sprayed the tools with the wd40 on them. Noe my question is on whay is the best way to store them. They are out in the garage so trying to keep them good of course but just wondering now is it better to store them in the toolbox whch of course isnt airtight. Or is it better to jang them on racks on the wall ? Sounds stupid to ask but have had tools rust both ways and just bought new ones so any advice would be great.
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Work harder tools don't rust if they don't sit around
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Spray with WD40 and then wipe them off. The film left behind will protect them for quite some time.
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With carpet tools, we couldn't use WD-40 because it will stain carpet. We always sprayed with a silicone spray, then wiped with a clean rag. They won't rust and won't stain carpet. Also, on power stretcher poles, it made them easier to slide in and out.
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Tried posting thud before but must of done it wrong because I dont see it. So I apologize if this gets posted twice. My question is also about rust prevention I read through everyones posts and have lots more to research. But I have already sprayed the tools with the wd40 on them. Noe my question is on whay is the best way to store them. They are out in the garage so trying to keep them good of course but just wondering now is it better to store them in the toolbox whch of course isnt airtight. Or is it better to jang them on racks on the wall ? Sounds stupid to ask but have had tools rust both ways and just bought new ones so any advice would be great.
WD40 is not oil of any kind , it is water deplacement , that's what the WD stand's for , if just the tool's in the tool chest take it inside put in a closet? i have a wood shop and the only thing i use on my tool beds is this it is called T-9 you can get at sears stores it also comes with Rust-Off this will work , it will keep rust off ,,
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With carpet tools, we couldn't use WD-40 because it will stain carpet. We always sprayed with a silicone spray, then wiped with a clean rag. They won't rust and won't stain carpet. Also, on power stretcher poles, it made them easier to slide in and out.
Even if they were wiped off after the WD was applied they'd stain carpet?
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Actually any oily substance will probably work. motor oil wiped on, cooking spray(Pam), kerosene, silicone, Vaseline, paste wax, etc.
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