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Old 04-30-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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When I went to work for the plant 22 years ago I brought all of my work tools home because the plant furnished all of my tools. I bought a Bucket Boss canvas wrench roll for my combo wrenches.
About 5 years ago I opened the tool box to look for something and I noticed white blotches on the canvas roll and I opened the roll and something was attacking the wrenches. The wrenches are all American made Craftsman also the brass eyelets in the wrench roll had turned green. the wrenches were the only tools in the box that were damaged.
I cleaned the rust off the wrenches and put them back in the roll. I may have wiped then down with WD40 I cannot remember.
This weekend I was back in the box again to for the wrenches same thing again only not as bad so I soaked the wrenches in white vinegar that took off the rust and some of the chrome . There is no damage to the wrenches other than some of the chrome is missing.
My question is has anyone else experienced chrome tools rusting when stored in Bucket Boss canvas products for extended periods and what did you do about it?

THANKS LC
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Old 04-30-2017, 06:17 PM   #2
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Will happen with any tools wrapped up like that. Change in temps and condensation getting trapped. You can pick up some desiccant pouches on eBay or Amazon and they will put a stop to it. I keep them in a couple of my boxes that spend long periods of time closed up.
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Thanks for the quick reply.
The box is in a unheated building.
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Mistake #2 ws the WD40.
I lost a Ruger Blackhawk to WD40 when I was in high school. I went off to camp for a week and rather than leaving the gun alone I wiped it down with WD40 and stuck it in my drawer. I came home to a rusty trotline weight. It seemed the WD40 attracted rather than repelled moisture.
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Thanks for the quick reply.
The box is in a unheated building.

That will do it. The tools stay colder longer and the air in the box will warm up faster creating opportunity of condensation.

Same thing with guns, had to learn the hard way about bringing the cold guns in their cases into the warm house and not opening the cases/removing guns/leaning against wall until they warm to ambient temp.
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I have kept a set of emergency automotive tools in the back of my car or truck for about 25 years in one of those rolls and they are fine! They have logged over half a million miles in every climate imaginable back there. Mine is a CLC



The wrenches are a small snap on set and it's in it's own vinyl roll within the roll. There's a battery terminal tool, rachet, flex handle, 6-in-1 screwdriver, big beater slotted screwdriver, small screwdrivers, couple socket extensions, slip joint pliers ... it's all held up fine.
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