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Thread: Vintage box shrink wrapping

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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Jan 2018

    Vintage box shrink wrapping

    Hi all,
    I have seen everything from WOW that looks nice, to WOW that is rolled in Saran wrap when it comes to wrapping antique ammunition boxes.
    What is best? I tried my vacuum packer on a new box of 300 wsm which crushed down the box a bit.
    I would enjoy everyone's thoughts!
    Thank you!


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    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Not sure if this is the best way, I use 3M window shrink wrap, wrap like a Christmas present double stick tape under end flaps. Use hair dryer to shrink wrapping.

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    Boolit Master

    Winger Ed.'s Avatar
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    May 2007
    Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
    I've found that plain zip lock freezer bags work as well as the vacuum things.
    Just push out as much air as you can, and put a small desiccant envelope in it that comes with electronic stuff.

    I've had ammo in them for about 10 years and it just barely has a noticeable amount of tarnish on the brass.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.

    OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
    Get back to your oars. The Captain wants to water ski.

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    Boolit Master dbosman's Avatar
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    Feb 2013
    East Lansing, MI, USA
    Having had businesses that used shrink wrap, specifically heat shrink I can not recommend it for storing stuff you want to keep intact. It will continue to shrink in the presence of UV light from fluorescent lamps. It also discolors (yellowing) over time.
    Then there is the continued out gassing over time.

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    Boolit Master

    merlin101's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Rochester NY heading to Gaults Gulch
    Quote Originally Posted by lastditch View Post
    Not sure if this is the best way, I use 3M window shrink wrap, wrap like a Christmas present double stick tape under end flaps. Use hair dryer to shrink wrapping.
    ^^^ this, I've got .22 boxes that I did up 15-20 years ago and they still look new. Keep them out of direct sunlight! Even in plastic they fade.
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years (Abe Lincoln)

    "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government. George Washington

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