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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 02:58 PM
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Rusting tools in truck box

Anyone know how to keep the inside of a truck cross-over toolbox dry? I've had an $80.00 box and a $600.00 box and everything in between. Always....rusted tools. I live in SE Texas where it's VERY hummid. I''ve used descicant and military ammo cans. Still, rust. Would it help to drill a couple of holes in the bottem of the box? Any other ideas?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 03:03 PM
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Re: Rusting tools in truck box

You could vent it and plumb an extra heater core into it. Keep it nice and warm . . . Might help. Although in Texas I'd guess it's probably plenty warm already.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 03:07 PM
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Re: Rusting tools in truck box

I'm not sure it would work but you could try putting the tools in large resealable freezer bags.

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Re: Rusting tools in truck box

When I lived in the tropics I kept a layer of oil soaked paper or rags in the bottom of my tool boxes. Not saturated and drippy but oily nonetheless.

I also kept a supply of clean rags handy to wipe'em off before I used them.

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Re: Rusting tools in truck box

Try spraying everything with WD40. Then try to keep it dry.

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