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Old 27-09-2020, 12:51   #1
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Keeping tools rust free?

Any recommended product to spray on tools to keep them from rusting? Wondering if there's anything that works yet won't get my hands all greasy everytime i use the tool.
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Old 27-09-2020, 18:36   #2
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Old 28-09-2020, 00:16   #3
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Any recommended product to spray on tools to keep them from rusting? Wondering if there's anything that works yet won't get my hands all greasy everytime i use the tool.
Instead of spray could you store them in plastic storage containers with snap on lids.

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Old 28-09-2020, 00:27   #4
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And running a AC/dehumidifier when you’re on shore power.
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Old 28-09-2020, 03:16   #5
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Clean them with a small, stiff brush and wipe them down after every use. Tools should be stored dry imo. Badly rusted tools can benefit from using a spray rust converter. Keep in a box or bin with a desiccant.
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Re: Keeping tools rust free?

You can store clean & dry tools, in a ‘waterproof’ container, with a Volatile/Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI), and/or an adsorptant desiccant, such as Silica Gel, or Montmorillonite Clay.
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Re: Keeping tools rust free?

You can start by buying tools that have heavy chromium plating. Other options are tools designed to not be sparking and tools made of stainless steel. Here, for example, is a stainless steel pliers set:

https://www.amazon.com/Aven-10381-St.../dp/B003E48D2G

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Old 28-09-2020, 08:16   #8
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Boeshield T-9 forms a tough wax-like dry film....my tools don't rust.
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Old 28-09-2020, 08:20   #9
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clean, dry, then oil. any machine oil or gun oil will be fine.
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Old 28-09-2020, 08:37   #10
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Buy cheap tools. Harbor freight tools work fine. Once they become so marinized that they are unusable, throw them out and buy new ones. It's a boat. By the way, in 8 years of boat ownership, I have not thrown out any tool I purchased. I keep them in plastic, closed tool boxes.
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I don't do anything to my tools. I just put them away after use in a canvas tool bag and they haven't rusted in the 12 years they have been on 2 different boats.
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Buy cheap tools. Harbor freight tools work fine. Once they become so marinized that they are unusable, throw them out and buy new ones. It's a boat.
I do this also. Some specialty tools that I need for my boat that tend to rust get a wipe with a paper towel with some olive oil on it and I leave the used paper towel in the tool bag.
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Re: Keeping tools rust free?

Boeshield T-9 spray
Buy good tools with good chrome plating or 316 stainless tools. Bronze or brass hammer, brass drift, stainless pliers, etc. Tools like Snap -On will last far longer than Husky or similar brands. Black oxide plated tools work OK but not as good as chrome ones.

Store tools in airtight container.
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Re: Keeping tools rust free?

Same here. I have a set of Wera screw drivers, and in 5 years no rust storing in a roll up canvas pouch with no oips or anything.
My socket set (not in canvass) I spray with silicone spray.

The canvass bags seem to be the trick as i forgot to put away a plier for a week - it rusted like crazy while its mates, in canvas nextto it was perfectly ok
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Boeshield T-9 works well. Also, after tool is wet with salt water rinse in fresh and let dry thoroughly before putting away.
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