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Old 08-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #16
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How to stop tools from rusting in garage?


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, 09:46 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, 01:06 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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