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Me tools have gone rusty...

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by cejay, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. OK, since we moved to Cairns, I've noticed a lot of my tools have gone rusty. As much as I think they deserve their own de-humidifier and 'damp rid' crystals, it ain't going to happen. Any tips from others who live in high humidity climates?


     
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  2. What sort of tools are they?
    Garden or automotive?
     
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  3. Automotive. Just a few things, anything that's not stainless how has surface rust.
     
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  4. Lightly oil them.
     
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  5. yeh those silica gel packets arent to hard to get hold of
     
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  6. mmm, buy lots of new shoes. take silica packets out. dispose of shoes.

    you're set! :grin:
     
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  7. Time to go back to the old ways ........ oil 'em - or even lightly grease 'em.
     
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  8. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-SILICA-GEL-DESICCANT-5g-x-10-TYVEK-PACK_W0QQitemZ280334552450QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_15?hash=item280334552450&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    just buy a whole heap :p

    phong =P~

    EDIT: even better... http://cgi.ebay.com.au/100g-SilicaGel-desiccant-multiple-usage-all-sizes-avail_W0QQitemZ390044646771QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Wholesale_Lots_Computers?hash=item390044646771&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318
     
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  9. #9 atropos, Apr 22, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015
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  10. I do that and put the packets in my tackle box to prevent hooks etc rusting. It should work for tools as well. A bit of light oil will help but could make the handles a little slippery. :)
     
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  11. Lizzy has risen to the challenge and will be procuring new shoes soon.
     
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  13. If you keep your tool well lubed this would not be happening, more frequent use would help as well.
     
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  14. mate, set aside a cupboard for the tools, make sure the door has a nice tight seal and install a 40watt light in the cupboard and leave it on.....
     
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  15. Tools...., not chickens. :wink:
     
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  16. this;

    horny-goat-weed.


    and or this;

    [​IMG]

    :grin:
     
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  17. When I was in the copier business we used to sell cupboards just like this, for paper. Either way, the heat keeps the humidity and moisture at bay.....
     
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  18. best thing to use is WD 40 or something similar.
    spray and wipe every thing.
    used this while I was working in Cairns and it was the only thing that worked.
    It will also repair and remove most of the rust on the tools.
    Good chrome can help I had fewer issuse with snap on and stahlwille that id did cheaper brands.
    shifters and pliers will be the first to rust.
     
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  19. have used a thin layer of silicon paste or oil on them, seemed to work ok in Darwin. I agree with the WD40 idea too


    :grin:
     
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  20. I hear that uncooked rice can be a moisture absorber. Can you confirm that theory?
     
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