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RE: Tool Box Protection

To: "'Russel Mack'" <>,
Subject: RE: Tool Box Protection
From: "Albaugh, Neil" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 18:56:50 -0500

Yes, it sure would be! It was bad enough to clean off of rifles. 

I'm sure the new recruits these days are spared the odious task we were
assigned to in Basic Training at Ft. Knox. All the brand new M-1 (this may
give you a clue to how old I am) rifles we were issued came packed in

I know what you mean about Walgreens. It looks like they are trying to be
just another Circle-K.

Regards, Neil     Tucson, AZ

-----Original Message-----
From: Russel Mack [] 
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 5:28 AM
To: Albaugh, Neil; 'Phillip Landry';
Subject: RE: Tool Box Protection

been planning on trying an ol'-timey drugstore, but haven't been past one
lately.  It's not available at Walgreens.

I remember the paper wrap that the military used.  Nice to be informed how
it worked.

(They coated stuff w/ cosmoline, too-- but you had to clean it off when you
were ready to put it in service.  Would be really yukky on tools, I think.)
Russ, #1226B

-----Original Message-----
From: Albaugh, Neil []
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 4:22 PM
To: 'Russel Mack'; 'Phillip Landry'; ''
Subject: RE: Tool Box Protection


Back when I learned about that trick, they were available at any corner
drugstore. You might check with a pharmacist that's over 50 years old......
He might remember what it was and where to get it :)

The military used a paper wrapping that did the same thing, it was called
VPI-- Vapor Phase Inhibitor. Maybe a websearch on camphor or VPI might turn
up a mail-order source.

Regards, Neil     Tucson, AZ

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