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shrink wrap

We are short on indoor storage space for machinery.  Has anyone tried shrink wrapping machinery that will be sitting outside all winter?  Any tips of doing it would be appreciated.  Thanks

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 My cousin leaves his boat at a storage place near where they go in Minnesota each year. They don't use the boat at home in Missouri so instead of hauling it back and forth he leaves it there. The storage people wrap it in a white stretch plastic that seals it up and is left outside until my cousins return the next year. Sorry I can't give you any names or other details.

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That may work better with some pieces than others. Round baler may be easier than a corn planter. I like the idea. Let us know if it works well
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I'd think you'd have to either let it breah or put a dessicent in it or it would steam up and rust.

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http://www.uline.com/BL_2414/Marine-Industrial-Shrink-Film?pricode=WQ793&utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=...  

 

Is this the stuff, you were thinking about?

 

I wondered about moisture inside, as well.  I know a buddy of mine, who was in the military, said they used some sort of Gore-Tex tarps, for stuff stored outside, long-term (like over the winter).  Apparently, it is 100% waterproof, as far as letting rain or snow go down through it, but yet it can breath, and let moisture, in the form of water vapor, out.

 

I don't know, but I assume, they used something along these lines, but with viechles/equipment instead.

 

http://www.netzerowaste.com/gore-cover/

 

 

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