It was sugested to google "cosmolene", by Lew Hodgett. That's what I
did. Perhaps your argument should be with him.
The cosmolene I am familiar with, came in blocks that you melted
before use. I can't seem to find anyting remotely like that despite
your rude protestations.
If you were sincere, rather than trolling and trying to start an
argument, you would simply provide a link.
I have found a few links for products named cosmoline, but they were
no longer in production.
You didn't say what you wanted, specifically (and can't imagine why one
would want the old form anyway).
I previously posted two, at least one of which has onsite links to
alternate formulations including the solid.
It didn't take long, but I'm not doing it again for you, sorry.
Look, ahole, there's a direct link on the front page to the solid wax
form from one of the two links I previously posted. If you can't do
that much effort on your own instead of bitching, I'm damned if I'm
going to do it for you...
Well, gee, let's recap...
I provided you two links to what you were looking for, at least one of
those has another link boldly shown on the page to another item you only
belatedly indicated you were interested in...
Doesn't seem like my contributions were particularly shabby at all to me...
I don't have any firsthand experience with long-term storage, but coming
from a physics background it seems apparent that anything that works by
emitting rust-preventing vapour or absorbing humidity would work best in
One relatively cheap source of silica gel crystals is certain kinds of
cat litter. We use it for our cat. I'm still looking for a cheap
industrial source, but even at retail prices it's a whole lot cheaper
than buying "flower drying crystals" or "Silica Gel Dehumidifiers".
Also, Boeshield T-9 got top marks in Wood magazine's rust-prevention
test. (Available on their website at
If you sprayed the tools down with a thickish coat and just let it set
without wiping, it would probably help.
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