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brooking34
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Watches? Shears? Nail clippers? Am I going to have trouble with rust with these items? And any other common thing that might be metal.

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Topic starter Posted : March 11, 2009 4:16 pm
Trade
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Hinges on cabinets, appliances, light fixtures, lamps - the list is endless. Good idea to keep washers/dryers & refrigerators waxed with car polish.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 4:21 pm
Betty
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It also depends how close you are to the ocean. Living right on the beach you'll get alot of salt spray, so you're constantly having to clean windows with the wind blows on you. If you're a mile or two in you have less (but you still will get rust) problems with rust and mold.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 4:58 pm
DixieChick
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wow......car polish??? never had that. but makes sense. any particular brand???

Guess that is why so few cars are rusty.

Salt spray very bad for t.v's computers etc. (but then so is WAPA)

Now going home to wax my stuff.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 5:19 pm
pamela
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Watches? never had that problem. Shears? Just use the cheap ones. Nail clippers? No.

Anytime you have a nick or wear on appliances which exposes the metal rust will occur. Watch out for metal hinges or screws in your dresser drawers. I have found rust stains on clothes in contact with the metal screws while the screws themselves showed no such sign. I put duct tape over the screw holes on the inside of the drawers.

Honestly, it's no worse than the east coast of Florida.

Pamela

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Posted : March 11, 2009 5:38 pm
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I saw an interesting product in Cost-U-Less the other day. Don't remember the name, something like Rust-stop. It was just a little sponge in a plastic container with holes for the air. The directions said just open it and put it in your tool box, sewing box or whatever confined space where you store metal objects. Anyone ever heard of it?

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Posted : March 11, 2009 6:24 pm
speee1dy
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nail clippers, scissors, rotary cutter blades........................................ dont forget the mildew, never had any yet just musty smells. im guessing the rusr would depend on the airflow of your place. we have good airflow except in the place i keep my sewing scissors and rotary cutters, i now keep them in plastic bags. only one nail clipper rusted but i had more. fabric and clothe that are not used often get musty smelling.

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Posted : March 11, 2009 9:15 pm
Neil
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The little stuff isn't the problem. It's the expensive stuff.
Just threw out a printer and gate opener clicky button due to corrosion.

When we were looking at this house we told the owner "please replace that old rusty frig."
They replied, "it's only 5 years old!" 🙂

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Posted : March 12, 2009 10:57 am
speee1dy
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forgot about the fridge

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Posted : March 12, 2009 11:10 am
terry
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It is probably filled with desiccant. The same stuff that is in the little bags that is with many things when they are shipped. It absorbs moisture and can be reused by heating in a oven.

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Posted : March 29, 2009 2:25 am
speee1dy
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dont forget the stand fans, they rust like crazy too

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Posted : March 29, 2009 12:24 pm
Juanita
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I'm keeping my new stainless fridge covered in WD-40. It's great on most things, but unfortunately it's time consuming wiping everything all the time. At least the fans are cheap, but still who wants to keep throwing them in the landfill? We have about 5 coats of paint on most of them. Just part of Paradise!

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Posted : March 29, 2009 2:09 pm
Betty
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lol...i'm letting my fans rust til they turn that age bronze look that bathroom/kitchen fixtures started coming in 5 years back.

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Posted : March 29, 2009 2:12 pm
sherri
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We use Armour All on our fridge to prevent rusting.

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Posted : March 29, 2009 2:36 pm
Juanita
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Betty, You're a trend setter!

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Posted : March 29, 2009 4:17 pm
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