Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by ronm » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:04 am

I use cardboard from John Deere gasket packages in the drawers on the service truck. Big gaskets come on a flat piece of cardboard as big as 2 ft. square w/ little JD logos all over it...looks cool, & costs zip...when they get grody-looking I change them out for new.
I took a pic of my wrench drawer, but gave up trying to resize it to a point that this site will accept... :x

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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by ken572 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:27 am

Charles Spencer wrote:I had rubber drawer liners in one of my tool boxes that I bought used but I never really liked them. I removed them, cleaned up the bottoms of the drawers, and lightly oiled them.

Just about the only cutting tools I keep in a tool box are files. I put cardboard on the bottom of my file drawer ($0.00) and the files themselves in old cardboard paper towel tubes ($0.00).

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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by revrnd » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:26 pm

In the past I've used rubber (not foam) floor runner that was about 1/8" thick.

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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:41 pm

My wife bought me a Craftsman 2 shelf too cart a while back. Nice, but no liners.
I bought a Treadmill mat at Walmart. 36" x 78", neoprene thing about 1/4" thick. 3' x 6' give or take. Was a heap of 'em on sale for 15 bucks a piece.

Not bad at all. It's foam in the middle, but closed cell, and doesn't absorb anything. Had Toyota engine parts piled up in it a couple times....no problems...among many other oily greasy things tossed in it during repairs. I think it was a 'Gold's Gym' label on it.

I went back to buy another one or two.....and they have no more.
Reminds me....I'll have to look again.

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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by steamin10 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:34 am

I was enthused when I saw that stippley rubber mesh and got a roll. Its junk. Very poor for what I wanted. Instead I turned to using that ribbed rubber runner they use in stores. Cut to drawer size, it does not slip, holds tools in place, even when crashing drawers around like a mix master. It is getting harder to find, last batch from Ace Hardware, at a salty price, but it works.

I have a wiping shop cloth in the top of the box, that all tools, pliers, wrenches, holders, etc. get wiped with when they return to the drawer for layout. This cloth has a teaspoon of oil in it, and provides just enough film, for my needs. My side cutters and pliers work without the rust that used to plague me in the acid plant, and many are damaged plating, discolored by the exposure. But for the most part, they are simply used tools that function.

I think the runner is the same fine ribbed stuff rvrnd is referring to.
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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by BadDog » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:47 am

steamin10 wrote:I have a wiping shop cloth in the top of the box, that all tools, pliers, wrenches, holders, etc. get wiped with when they return to the drawer for layout. This cloth has a teaspoon of oil in it, and provides just enough film, for my needs.
I do just the same and have for decades, it works. Started in AL where humidity and temp swings were the enemy. Now in the desert SW, not so much, but my tools stay clean and ready for use. Some are well over 30 years old and well used (including near 10 years of full and part-time professional use), but look as good as new. The only tools I have showing any sort of rust evidence or even discoloration are tools that came to me that way. People make fun of me for it, and always have, but every tool that comes out, even if still looking pristine and clean, get wiped down when putting away.
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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by ctwo » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:59 pm

how's oiled wood in these cases?
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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by revrnd » Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:35 pm

steamin10 wrote:
I think the runner is the same fine ribbed stuff rvrnd is referring to.
The stuff I had used had a 1/8" rib maybe every 5/16". I've tried to find a pic of it online to no avail. All I did find was the thick (3/8") industrial foam we used along the assembly lines.

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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by steamin10 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:01 pm

Nope, not it. My stuff is black rubber floor runner, very thin. No backing, about 30 inches wide. It was easier to find before vinyl runners became popular.
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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by steamin10 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:10 am

Cross post to never enough time: I just bought at mantards a ten foot piece of vinyl runner (not rubber) that I bought before, on the big stores runner rack in the flooring department. $2.08 a foot, ribbed with a thin section; Thats what I was talking about! In searching for tool boxes, I am dis- heartened at the prices, that I cannot meet in my desires for excellence I will have to settle for really good, and maybe re- do the slides on Crapsman boxes, with roller drawer slides. I dunno. My query to a Snapon guy turned up a good deal, I guess. $1400 for a $2200 box. Not in my universe thanks.

But I found more of what works for me. Trying to share, Big D
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Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

Post by ken572 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:48 pm

Steve, :D

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Dong Rubber
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Rubber Cal
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Rubber Selection
http://www.rubberselection.com/home/4587868824
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Rubber Sheet Roll
http://www.rubbersheetroll.com/
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Duck 1100731 Non-Adhesive Select Easy Shelf Liner, Jumbo Roll, 12-Inch Wide, 20-Square-Feet, Taupe: Amazon.com: Home & Kitchen
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Ken. :)
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