Re: [mlathemods] RE: Tool rust prevention
- Interesting. Now to find it here. It dissolves in alcohol. I am stopping by the pharmacist today in town, I hope.
On 9/20/2013 4:04 AM, MERTON B BAKER wrote:& if you put a little Phenolphthalein dye in with the gel, it turns pink when it needs the oven, & a nice blue when it comes out ready to remove moisture.Mert-----Original Message-----
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Rust removal (similar to Evapo-Rust): http://www.cortecvci.com/Products/single.php?code=10244
Rust Prevention, pick your poison:
The econ "blue" might be better for a salt-air environment.
I've had good luck using a general 70% blend of 30W-20W synthetic motor oil, 20% Marvel's Mystery Oil, and 10% Mineral spirits for most machine lubrication and tool wipe-down.
Heavy Duck-canvas machine covers are a must and reduced my rusting problems by at least 50%.
A 5lb. container of Silica Powder will last forever! Hobby Lobby has 40% off coupons all the time. Place it in salt shakers or empty spice containers with a fabric "trap" to prevent spillage. I use round cutouts from dust masks. Good for ammo cans too, along with a semiconductor parts moisture indicator card thrown in.
Microwave used desiccant at a medium power setting in a glass baking pan for 5-10 minutes and let cool to re-activate. Stir and repeat if you have more than 1/4" of desiccant. It's actually better to do in a regular oven, but it takes about 30-45 minutes at 225F, plus cool-down time.
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If you can't get enough silica gel by saving pill packets, craft stores such as Michael's and Hobby Lobby sell silica gel in large containers for drying flowers; and it's pretty inexpensive. It's the same stuff which can be reactivated by a trip to the oven.
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