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    Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    Anyone have tips on how to keep tools rust free? I like to keep tools on my boat for when I inevitably break down, but it seems that after a season, they are just a hunk of rust. I keep them dry, but it doesn't seem to matter.

    The set of wrenches I have are chrome plated, but that didn't help. Are there stainless steel wrenches, or some other tech that I'm not aware of?
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    Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    Do you use them often or more of an emergency?

    Emergency? Dip them in wax. Grease them.
    Get a sealed container.

    Just did my mower deck with turpentine and paraffin wax. Its a thin wax coating.


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  3. Re: Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    putting rice in a salt shaker absorbs the moisture, maybe put some rice in with your tools.
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    Re: Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    It's a cheap set of wrenches and a set of sockets. I think that's a great idea to just grease them. I don't use most of them more than once a year. I just need to get a new container where they won't rattle, but stay greasy.

    I do however use a 13/16 deep-set socket, and a 9/16th open end wrench every time I go out (motor flush and drain plug). I see that amazon sells some stainless steel wrenches, but they are crazy expensive.
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    Plastic dip.

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    Or magnetic mount
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    Re: Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    Great ideas. I hadn't thought of it, but the old roll up was a vinyl / plastic combo that likely stored moisture. I poked around on amazon and ended up buying the below. I'll coat the tools with a bit of WD40 and give this a try.

    Amazon.com

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  7. Re: Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    I wash it first then dry it then put some oil on it (but not so much)

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    Re: Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    Before putting my tools in their new case I wanted to clean off the rust that had accumulated. I ended up trying electrolysis, which is really just attaching a battery charger negative to your tools and positive to some sacrificial steel. It worked out much better than I expected.

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    ..Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.-img_20210604_090410662.jpeg

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    Re: Keeping the tools on my boat / in the salt air free from rust.

    And my new tool roll from Carhartt has arrived. I think I'm ready to hit the water

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