Popular Tool Box Cleaner
Tool Box Cleaner. For any handyman, especially those of us who use more tools than our estimate, a tool box cleaner is a must have. It takes off the grease and gets a bit of shine to it. I have been using it on my bikes and other shop stuff for several years now. I grab a half dozen canned cans of the so-called orange gun-tastic or whatever other gimmicky name it's in, and it lasts over a year cleaning bikes, tools, tool boxes and anything else.
As with any product, you need to make sure the cleaner is appropriate for the product you are considering. It's probably best to buy a tool box cleaner that is already expandable. That way you can expand it as you need to without having to pay a large additional amount to do so. I actually own one of those!
My favorite tool box cleaner however, is called Wd40. I recently saw it at our local dollar store, and I have been buying it ever since. Now, not only does it extend your cleaner to a handy little green (I didn't get the word green out of my head...I'm Canadian).
It also has a clear coat to protect your tools from dirt and dust. Now, there's something about the clear coat that really appeals to me, and it's not just because I like the color. The clear coat on this tool box cleaner comes in three different shades. To help you pick the right one for you, I'll explain what each of them is and why they are important for your cleaning experience.
The first polish I'll mention is called the Powder Coated Rims. This clear coated shine comes in two different shades, and you can choose which one you'd like better. The first polish comes with a white diamond powder coating and a satin finish on the plastic toolbox rims. The second polish comes with a clear coat of silver metal that has a small amount of gold included for an even brighter gold shine.
The final polish comes in a clear coat of aluminum. This finish is definitely made for light duty use, and won't last as long as the previous two. If you're looking for something that's tough enough to last but isn't as bright of a silver or gold as the previous two cleaners offer, you should definitely consider this clear coat. It certainly makes any set of tools look nice and shiny. If you want something a bit more basic, however, the last two polishes I mentioned will suffice.
The next type of tool box cleaner I have for you today is the Dollar Store Wd40. You know those little clear plastic bags with dollar signs on them? Well the same product comes in a similar shape and color. The dollar store wd40 comes with a clear plastic bag that has four dollar signs printed on it, a clear microfiber cloth, and a microfiber squeegee. These three things are all it's own little things that you don't need to buy anything else to make it work. This might seem like a lot, but it really doesn't cost much to buy everything together.
This is my personal favorite, because it's so inexpensive. You can get three hours rather than the four that come with many other cleaners, and you get a great paint job too. I haven't had to paint the rims since I got the cleaner, and now they look like new. So if you'd like to get a new set of rims for your tools, consider buying these two products.