|Forum topic by Spacehog||posted 11-16-2015 07:07 PM||470 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-16-2015 07:07 PM
Ahoy out there! I recently saw a small article in a magazine arguing for the merits of Bora Metalguard for rust prevention. I am certainly in favor of preventing rust, and maybe this stuff is as perfect as it claims. However, the 2 reviews I read on amazon made it sound like it was a bit of a letdown. So I figured that I would ask around these parts to see what people’s preferences are for preventing rust. For my part, I like white lithium grease for long term rust prevention like my vise in the garage. For shorter term rust prevention I don’t yet have a favorite, but I find that I use WD-40, and 3 in 1 oil. I’m sure that there are some better products out there, but these have done ok for me. But I want to know about the better products! I sometimes hear about Camellia oil, but it seems a bit expensive for what it is. If I were certain that it out performed the stuff I currently use, I’d probably get some. Same thing for the Bora Metalguard, but I just am not sure.
So what stuff do you people like? Also, have you ever tried something that really let you down?
To clarify, I am not interested in rust preventing practices like covering your tools, or sanding out old rust. I am interested in products that can prevent rust from happening in the first place. So let’s imagine that I have a brand new bench chisel without a spot on it. How do I keep it that way? Assuming that I use it around once a week.
Or, what if I wanted to prevent rust on my drill press? Let’s assume that I use it often for spurts and then leave it unused for maybe a month or two at a time. Should I use something different in this scenario? My shop is in my garage and I live in Ohio which has normal humidity I think.
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