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waxing your (shop) toolbox

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by spidy3, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. spidy3

    spidy3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a nice new (to me) yellow Mac toolbox, not my top choice but price was right. I have heard someplace that you should wax your toolbox every couple of months.... True??? Also... good, bad or pointless to use a polish on it too?

    My previous one was a black craftsman so I never really cared about looks/longevity

    I should add that it will be in a shop, not in my garage.
     
  2. Ohbrian

    Ohbrian Taco Roja

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    Thats probably about the most anal retentive thing I've ever heard hehehe. If it's going to sit indoors I wouldnt worry about it. It's a tool box. :D
     
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    i wouldn't wax mine, ..but then again it's just a cheap craftsman tool chest (w/ scratches on it!).. if i didn't have other fires to put out all the time, ..i might wax the tool chest :D
     
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    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    Waxing a tool box? That's new to me...
     
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    Wax no, but I know a lot of guys in the dealership that wipe down there boxes with a rag and Pledge. Cleans as it shines
     
  6. 186000mps

    186000mps ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    ...Honey, can I wax your tool box?...(slap)
     
  7. spidy3

    spidy3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    We usually use glass cleaner and a rag and that works good. Just didnt know what the plus' were to waxing it, if any
     
  8. 186000mps

    186000mps ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    A waxy layer can help prevent rust and addition to making it look shiny and clean. I use Boeshield T-9 on my hand tools and shop tools to keep them from rusting. It wax based and dries nicely to a smooth surface.
     
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    The benifits will be the same as a car. If you keep your car waxed then it will be easier to clean because of the nice smooth surface. same as on the tool box. but really as long as I can get into my tool chest at any gevin time with out turning my hands or fingures black then my tool chest is clean enough.
     
  10. spidy3

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    ^ thats what I thought but I have never seen anyone in the shops that I have worked at actually wax their toolbox. Guess I'll try it since these days have been slow
     
  11. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i wax my box at least once a year, every couple of months I wipe it down with a quick detailer.
     
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    I like to have my tool waxed regularly as well... help from my BGF. :)
     
  13. teamfast

    teamfast Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    No wax here. Why would you do something that makes the stickers fall off??
     
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