3 Incredible Tricks to Prevent your Tools from Rusting

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3 Tools the Experts Love that Keep Rust out of your Toolbox

While we might not think of it as such, rust is a living organism. Once it forms on a tool, it wants to spread and keep corroding the metal where it forms. The best way to stop rust, especially in your toolbox, is to prevent it from forming in the first place. You can never guarantee that you’ll be able to keep your tools dry, so it’s important to use the right products, care, and storage procedures in your everyday routine.

To interrupt the chemical reactions that allow rust to form, we’ve come up with a list of practices to keep rust out of your toolbox.

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1. Precision Protection with Rust Prevention Vapor Capsules

Halting rust in your toolbox for the long haul is made simple with rust prevention technology. Rust prevention capsules are easy to use, non-toxic, and offer up to two years of rust protection on all items they coat within a 1-foot radius. Other options in Zerust’s line can create the same protective coating in up to a 6-foot radius. Plus, thanks to an adhesive backing, the capsules adhere to the inside of any storage container, such as a toolbox, lockbox, or plastic tote.

Most rust prevention vapor does not impact the mechanical or electrical properties or the functionality of the metal they are protecting. By preventing corrosion damage invisible to the naked eye, vapor capsules actually improve the reliability of these components. This is a great solution for guns in their safe, home electronics, and the tools in your toolbox.

2. Multipurpose VCI Poly Bags

Even if you keep up with routine tool cleaning, your items can still be affected by rust if you place them directly back in your toolbox or drawer. Protective liners add a barrier around wrenches and screwdrivers post-cleaning for up to 5 years of non-toxic protection.

Multipurpose VCI Poly Bags offer simple and effective rust prevention for all your favorite tools. Clean your item and let it cool, place the item into a VCI Poly Bag and close it shut. Zerust Multipurpose VCI Poly Bags come in a variety of sizes to hold all of your metal tools, machine parts, or other ferrous metal items that are normally prey to rust and corrosion damage. These anti-corrosion storage bags are fabricated from the most widely used Zerust packaging product to protect the contents from rust without harming the environment.

3. The Tool Box Liner of the Pro’s

Toolbox drawer liners combine a patented corrosion-inhibiting formula with heavy-duty non-slip rubber. The odorless, non-toxic rust prevention technology paired with quality PVC rubber work together to protect your tools and tackle against rust and corrosion. Tool box liners can be used on shelves or inside toolboxes, drawers, truck boxes, and storage boxes.

This particular tool box drawer liner can be cut to size, and it prevents tools and other items from denting, slipping, and gathering mold and mildew. It’s also fire retardant and easy to clean with a soapy or damp cloth. All tool box liners and corrosion inhibitors last up to five years, after which time the drawer liners can be reused, re-cut and re-purposed.

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Shopping Zerust Products For Rust Prevention

Zerust Products protect against rust by releasing an invisible, non-toxic, non-reactive, and odorless corrosion-inhibiting vapor. This vapor protects metal components, preventing corrosion, for up to five years. Protect a range of metal items including those created from aluminum, brass, copper, iron, nickel, steel, and silver.

Zerust Products work by forming a protective, nontoxic eco-friendly layer of corrosion fighting molecules that Shield your valuable metal items from rust, and tarnish for up to five years. Visit https://www.zerustproducts.com/ to learn more about what Zerust Products has to offer.