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273914 Dan Beck <drumsandbacon@g...> 2021‑06‑10 VCI Paper
Does anyone know where I could purchase just a sheet or two of VCI paper? I'd
like to make some chisel edge proctors and I'm thinking of making sleeves out of
VCI paper and then dipping that in Plasti Dip. Thoughts?


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273915 Erik Levin 2021‑06‑10 Re: VCI Paper
Dan wrote:
> I'm thinking of making sleeves out of
> VCI paper and then dipping that in Plasti Dip

I don't know that VCI paper is really the best choice here. The life of VCI
paper is not the life of the chisel. Depending on storage (sealed case, drawer
or cabinet that gets opened and closed, exposed to free air) the life may be a
year or three down to weeks or less. It releases the vapor to maintain an
equilibrium, and any loss will be made up until the paper is depleted. Leave a
piece on the bench for a week and it is done. The shelf life isn't forever,
either.

If these are for users, and corrosion is that big a worry, you might make edge
protectors that can tolerate the tool being oiled/waxed for storage, or make a
case you can keep VCI paper in.



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273919 Kirk Eppler 2021‑06‑11 Re: VCI Paper
Yup, I would not go there either.

I have VCIs in all my tool chests and cupboards, and it's the closed
environment that is critical.  (And they are almost all due for a
replacement.)

The VCI works well from the factory to the sales emporium to the garage,
but after that, unless you keep it in a closed environment, it won't last
long.

But, if you are determined, Bullfrog VCI is my choice.  The Rust Store
sells stuff, but getting 100 sheets, or 35# does not seem ideal

I'd imagine your best bet is to buy stuff wrapped in VCI, then  reuse it.

Kirk in HMB, not very helpful today.



On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 12:37 PM Erik Levin via groups.io  wrote:
273925 Dan Beck <drumsandbacon@g...> 2021‑06‑11 Re: VCI Paper
I was wondering how long the VCI paper would work, and kind of assumed it
wouldn't last long if it "out in the open". That being said, I'm going to give
it a try as an experiment. Chris Schwarz recommended wrapping chisel tips with
painter's tape (sticky side out) and then dipping in Plasi-Dip, and I know
others use things like business cards and Plasti-Dip. If it doesn't work, I'm
really not out anything. I think I'll rob a little VCI paper from some of the
packagings I've received when purchasing other blades.

-Dan

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273928 Stephen Rosenthal <srosenthal26@g...> 2021‑06‑11 Re: VCI Paper
I use the painter’s tape/Plasti-Dip method. Works great and is easily
replaceable when/if they wear out. Works well on gouges too, but requires a bit
more finesse getting the protective tips back on, especially on the deeper
sweeps.

Stephen

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