|Forum topic by Robert Randolph||posted 10-11-2014 04:12 PM||789 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-11-2014 04:12 PM
Everything I touch corrodes. My stringed instrument strings last a week or less, steel strings won’t even last me a session. My tools develop rust spots within minutes of touching them. Various hardware through my house has visible ‘rust prints’ from where I’ve touched them.
I’ve tried everything I can think of for rust protection including boeshield, wd40, paste waxes, shellac, lacquer etc… I have carefully researched the application of each specific product and experimented with varying method of application. Boeshield has worked the best for protection by extending the working period of my tools from a few minutes to tens of minutes.
Besides the musical issue, I constantly have issues with chisels and my bandsaw top. I have to de-rust them after every use. My various chisels will have clear ‘finger spots’ of corrosion within minutes of using them. My bandsaw top behaves very similarly. All my ‘minor’ tools are hopelessly corroded.
I do live in florida, fairly close to the water. I am also on a strict high-sodium diet. I suspect both of these are a factor.
Any ideas of what I can do? This has been driving me crazy for most of my adult life.