Another critical point of storing a car in a humid environment. Moisture will condense on all cool surfaces, especially chrome-plated steel and pot metal. I’m not sure, but it seems that a good application of paste wax to all chrome brightwork, inside and out, might help prevent the condensation from leading to corrosion. Or Cosmoline (still available and still nasty—Google it). Seems like WD-40 in paste form would do the trick so a product like that for chrome surfaces may be available. A lot easier and cheaper than replacement or re-chroming. Interesting thread at: http://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/11965/how-do-i-protect-chrome-before-there-is-any-rust-and-right-after-i-have-removed I never heard of the aluminum foil trick but doubt it could be applied effectively and completely. WD-40-NIX, paste wax yes.
Being curious, I Googled “condensation concrete floor” and got a lot of hits on procedures and products. By now car guys and gals know that the underside of rubber or plastic floor and trunk mats will also condense moisture. No good suggestions other than a jute underside and/or air circulation. No moisture, now corrosion. So moisture is the primary enemy. Sealing the car and trunk and hanging desiccant bags might help, but no guarantee in Houston.
Brentwood, CA (Rather dry climate here)
now that we a getting into the summer months, any suggestion on how to eliminate moisture buildup on concrete floors due to higher humidity. thanks in advance, jim
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