Cortec corrosion inhibitors sold at Lee Valley will protect your rust-prone tools for up to two years. Instead of coating your tools with sticky, greasy, or oily substances, just throw one of these anti-corrosion emitters into any enclosed box, cabinet, or drawer where you store your tools.
These products emit a harmless corrosion-inhibiting vapor that forms an invisible barrier on most metals. Lee Valley sells three different types of emitters. The 10″x10″ foam sheet protects areas up to eight cubic feet, and you can cut it to fit where you want it. The small emitter measures 2-1/4″ in diameter by 3/4″ deep and protects areas up to five cubic feet. The large emitter measures 2-1/4″ in diameter by 1-1/4″ deep and covers a maximum of 11 cubic feet. The circular emitters come with a self-adhesive backing.
The 10″x10″ foam sheets will run you about $7 apiece. The small emitter costs $7, and the large emitter runs $10. Of course, these anti-corrosion emitters are no substitute for taking good care of your tools — they’re more like an insurance policy against rust.
10″x10″ Foam Sheet [Cortec]
Small Emitter [Cortec]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Anti-Corrosion Emitters [Lee Valley]