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10296Re: storing a mill

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  • John
    Jul 2, 2004
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      The military used (and may still use) cosmoline to ensure metal
      didn't rust in storage. Also known as Par-al-ketone, it is available
      from a number of sources, e.g. Aircraft Spruce. It can be brushed on
      or thinned and sprayed, making it reasonably easy to apply. It
      doesn't dry for a very long time so minor scratches to the film are
      self-healing. The color is medium brown after application.

      The down side to it (and there's always a down side)is that it is
      hard to remove, much like the original preservative used on the


      --- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, Matt Bushore <matt@j...> wrote:
      > I may be needing to put my mill drill into storage.
      > Any suggestions for gunk to spray on it or other storage methods?
      > I am in Iowa and it can get pretty humid here during the summer.
      > thanks
      > Matt
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