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Preservative for stored machinery
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:53:04 PM »
Hey folks,
I will be storing some metal working machinery in an unheated dirt floor shed. Good roof though. ::)
Do you know of a product (or procedure) that that can be sprayed or brushed on to preserve the machined surfaces ?
Like cosmoline ? ? or whatever it's called.
Oil or smeared on grease is sort of temporary per my past experience. Dramatic temp changes here, and high humidity produces a lot of sweat on metal.
Need something really gummy, don't care how hard it is to get off later, but don't want to paint it with epoxy either lol. :)

Thanks for anything,
Russ

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Re: Preservative for stored machinery
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 02:48:52 AM »
I know a fellow who stored an engine block in an old dirt floor shed for 20+ years. He coated it with never-seize (or similar), and it worked like a charm. I'm sure there are better solutions, but that's the first thing that pops into my head.
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Re: Preservative for stored machinery
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 08:39:39 AM »
Thanks Sam, I'll keep that in mind.
Ran across this also. $110 a gallon isnt too bad ... I guess.
http://www.cosmolinedirect.com:80/?gclid=CJep8p6_k64CFUWQ7QodyAyVLQ
Might try one of the aerosol cans.
Also got info from a gunsmith friend to melt parafin and mix in RIG (Rust Inhibiting Grease) then brush on while warm.

Thanks again,
Russ