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Toolbox Odor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigalturk1, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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    I had that stink in my tool box once, and it turned out to be the free rust preventer tabs that some tool company gave me. They are cardboard and have a little red dot on the squares. your supposed to put a square in each drawer and it is supposed to absorb any moisture...after about 3 months it smells like a cat hoarder has moved in... My screwdrivers don't currently smell bad, but I will know if the smell comes back where it is!
     
  2. 48 Chubby
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    Off Topic, but the Vanilla trick also works great in coolers and ice chests.
     
  3. captainjunk#2
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    heh heh nothing worse than a funky box ,
     
  4. BrandonB
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    Hey, I have a set of those and you're right, they smell like ass.
     
  5. Quit usin' WD40 to clean your tools. It goes all rotten garbage smell, I've heard a rumour that it has fish oil in it.
     
  6. Yep it's the tools. I have a couple of drawers that smell too.
     
  7. SquireDon
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    Heloise says dip your old plastic handled screwdrivers in Lemon juice for a clean, lemon scented toolbox.
     
  8. billsill45
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    I thought Beano was supposed to fix that.....
     
  9. This is a great thread, not only do I know now that it is not only my craftsman screwdrivers that smell like PUKE (unfortunately my screwdriver drawer is at nose level) I know now how to cure the problem & I haven't laughed so hard in a long time reading it. I almost needed the vanilla for my shorts after my laughing fit!
     
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  10. i inherited my uncles tool box when he passed....it has a smell [not bad] that reminds me of him,growing up working in the garage with him and my dad. i will never clean it out.
     
  11. 117harv
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    Really, you started a thread for this?
     
  12. Crystal Blue
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    I guess i've worked the stink off of my tools :rolleyes:
     
  13. thunderbirdesq
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    I concur... who gives a fuck!?:confused:
     
  14. codeblu
    Joined: May 11, 2006
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    Gee Bob....tools have that less than fresh odor.....?
     
  15. thats a good place for a stick up...... armon hammer baking soda....
     
  16. junkyardjeff
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    If the tools are stinking you are not using them enough.
     
  17. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
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    My draws don't stink, but something loves to eat the draw liners. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  18. Desiccants are the answer. Those little packets that come in the box when you buy a new TV or computer. I always save them and toss 'em in the drawers of the toolbox. You can get 'em at sporting goods and gun stores as well. Their primary function is of course to absorb moisture, but they will also absorb odors.:)
     
  19. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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    stimpy

    the old acetate screwdrivers that craftsman made for many years are ussually the culprit , and you have to watch them too as if its humid in the garage they will grow fuzzies , soften ,then turn yellow and brown then the handles break off . the vanilla trick is a good one . but if they molded once it will only make it do it faster the second time ( found that out the hard way but the mold smell isn't as gaging ) . I had to replace a bunch of my old pre 1990 craftsmans ,and after stripping out and bending the blades on some of the newer ones , I went strictly to cornwall and have some used matco ones . .
     
  20. AMEN. Yeah nothing worse than stinky drawers.
     
  21. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Dr Scholl makes odor eaters :D Try some of them in your drawers :D
     
  22. SmoKerch
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    I can never smell anything over the cigar smoke.
     
  23. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
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    Must not be much going on in your shop if you can smell the screwdrivers.
     
  24. ...............I knew this smelly guy who put those Odor Eaters in his shoes.......3 days later he disappeared.:D
     

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