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[How2] prevent rusty tools


#1

Hi there, I have some tools I haven’t used in a long time and I
dont want them to become rusty. What should I do to prevent
that? Thanks for any help Bari


#2

The current camphor thread susggest, ‘camphor’ . . . just
checked with Walgreens drugs . . have a camphor gum for muscles
rubs (??) . . . suggested it would work …

Jim Chambers


#3

One way I help prevent rust on my tools , in storage or regular
use is to use Hoppes Gun Blue on my tools .The gun blue alone
will help prevent rust, and on tools that are used on materials
that are not contaminant sensitive a light coating of gun oil
will help more .Then for long term storage you can store them as
firearms are stored, any good gun shop should be able to help
you with storage containers and or moisture absorbing materials
to prevent any rust.

Maybe a little strange , but works for me . Damp basement for a
makeshift studio.

Timothy S.


#4

Spray themwith silicone spray. There are alos special papers
that retard rust. My flex shaft came with some so I am sure you
might be able to find it from a distributor like Granger or the
like.


#5

Put all the Tools in a Air Tight Jar or Canister , Put some
silica jell (can buy from hardware stores or chemical shops ) and
keep it as long as you want , since is extracts all the moisture
from the Air it does not rust.

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#6

Copper plate them: dip steel tools in a solution of old pickle
and copper sulphate. The steel gets a light copper plating.
Rinse. A tip I got from Michael Croft.

Bri

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#7
Put all the Tools in a Air Tight Jar or Canister , Put some
silica jell (can buy from hardware stores or chemical shops ) and
keep it as long as you want , since is extracts all the moisture
from the Air it does not rust.

Excellent: only it won’t go on doing this for ever. Buy the
blue indicator silica gel which is blue when dry and pink when
damp. So when it gets pink simply pop it into the microwave oven
or ordinary oven at a low setting for about 10 - 15 minutes and
use it over and over again. But it might be easier to simply
clean, then spray the tools with WD40 or CRC 556. I treated an
iron gold pan 6 years ago, hung it in the garage and it is very
reasonably free from rust. Cheers, John Burgess –