Archives by Month: August 2017

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I stumbled across an old table saw recently while cleaning up my shop. It’s a beautiful piece of hardware, given to me by my grandfather. That table saw launched many a home improvement project – like the beautiful deck that graces the back of my parent’s home. I’m honored to have that table saw, and lucky too. So I endeavor to keep it clean. Time and hard lessons learned over the years have taught me that, when it comes to your tools, heirlooms or otherwise, you’ve got to take the necessary steps to keep them clean and safe from the effects of rust and corrosion.

Funny thing too about that table saw – my grandfather actually kept it in its original box. Funny. He probably thought he was doing a commendable thing in storing it the way he did. It’s characteristic of him. He was a fastidious guy, intent on keeping his tools and shop very clean. Trouble is, the box wasn’t enough to save the table saw from the ravages of time.

I received the saw as a housewarming gift for my first home years ago. By the time it came into my possession, the thing (and the box it came in) had seen better days. I commended my Grandfather as I pulled it from the dusty, faded old cardboard carton with the peeling images of home improvements past still visible on it.

Luckily I was able to clean the thing up, replace the blade, and get it back in business. My  grandfather would be proud, God bless him.

I got wise. I’ve since retired that old box from the manufacturer and replaced it with a Zerust Table Saw Cover.

Make no mistake, the rust will come. Like it or not, your shop gets gnarly. Dust. Moisture. Mold. Run of the mill stuff. Regular open air exposure too can cause many wrongs over time.

Keep your table saw nice and snug. Cover it for generations to come with Zerust Table Saw Covers. Rest assure, these covers keep your table saw safe and sound because Zerust Table Saw covers are blessed with our patented rust prevention technology. All of the revolutionary protection you’ve come to expect from all Zerust products are embedded within these covers. Revolutionary developments in rust protection simply come standard with all of Zerust products. Benefits like:

  • The non-toxic vapors that coat your saws and blades with invisible protection, thus keeping them safe from harmful rust and corrosion.
  • Our superior corrosion-inhibiting formula providing VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) protection on the surface of your table saw.
  • That good old Zerust 5 year plan, guaranteed: The formulas in our products remain active and provide protection for five years.

And so, dear Z-lings. With only one month left to the glorious summer of 2017, there’s still time to bust that baby out and get some work done. You’re itching to do so. Whether you’re working on your deck, making new kitchen cabinets, cutting hard wood planks for new hardwood floors. Go for it. Make hay while the sun shines. But, remember, when the time comes to clean up your shop, and put away your tools, skip all the oil and water displacement sprays and snake oils. Go with a cleaner, more air tight solution – Zerust Table Saw Covers.

Order today to receive the one anti corrosion and rust protection solution on the market that provides rust protection for years to come.

-Michael J. Miller for Zerust

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Zerust anti-corrosion products work well not only around the house and garage for personal use, but also around the warehouse and factory floor for professional use.

Here’s a bit of advice for those of you out there who are using Zerust for more highly skilled purposes.

If you’ve followed Zerust long enough, (and we know you have, dear Z-lings) by now you know that corrosion is the degradation of metal over time. When metal surfaces interact with moisture and gas (oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and all that other stuff in the air) they begin the natural process of breaking down.

The metal wants to remain in its natural state. Unfortunately, the laws of nature dictate that rust can form on unprotected metal surfaces within hours. If you don’t protect your inventory while it’s on the shelf, it won’t be worth a hill of beans when it’s time to fulfill an order. So you’ve got to act fast and employ the right line of defense. Protect your inventory on the shop and warehouse floor with Zerust. Manage corrosion with Zerust products and services, and save your company from the extraordinary expense of wear and tear that results when inventory sits idle for extended periods of time.

Zerust products beat rust on a molecular level:

All Zerst products are produced (bestowed, constructed, forged you might say) with Zerust’s patented corrosion inhibiting vapor molecules. These patented agents have the strength to counteract the elements – ya know, all that stuff in the air like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, etc., and, of course, moisture – that degrade metal. Yeah. That stuff. [Mother nature is one tough cookie, lemme tell ya].

When you use Zerust multipurpose VCI Poly Bags, Plastabs, or any other Zerust protective cover product, you’re conserving your valuables with scientific precision. Ya see, the anti-corrosion vapors in all of our products are emitted into the enclosed area of the bag or film and serve to protect what you keep inside. The vapor saturates the air and bonds with the metal to form a protective barrier around the metal surface. The vapor dissipates when you open the bag or cover, and saturates the air all over again when you re-seal it.

Notable Facts:

Most Industrial metal parts of good, high grade quality are manufactured with a VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) layer. But this layer can easily wear thin over time when faced with the onslaught of the elements. As such, these VCI layers – when exposed to oxygen (and other gases in the air) and moisture – can break down completely within a couple of hours, thus leaving your stuff vulnerable. Using Zerust products for storage, however, helps keep your inventory fit for up to five years.

Packing and Handling Instructions:

  • When packing parts, always go the clean and dry route, no matter what.
  • Confirm that your inventory is at room temperature before packing it up for storage. If not, the moisture of colder temperatures will counteract the vapor and potentially breed rust. The rust will wreak havoc on your inventory while it sits idle on the warehouse shelf.
  • Believe it or not, the natural oils on your hands and skin can wear down that thin layer of VCI that coats most high grade manufactured parts. To prevent this from happening, always wear clean and dry gloves before handling metal parts.
  • When packing more than one part, be sure to include some Zerust sheets to provide separation between the metal surfaces.
  • Make sure everything is packed tight to restrict airflow.

There you go. All done. Until next time, don’t let your stuff turn to dust. Turn to Zerust!

-Michael J. Miller for Zerust