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303® Aerospace Protectant™ - Winterizing Your Lawn and Garden Equipment

This story is provided by Mr. Brian Lucas, resident of Alberta, Canada, an obvious 303® and gardening enthusiast. In most of his recommendations, Brian has capitalized on the enduring repellency 303® Aerospace Protectant™ provides. 

"At this time of the year when gardening comes to a close in Canada, 303® Aerospace Protectant™ is a favorite of mine to preserve our tools, i.e. lawnmowers, pruning shears, shovels, rakes, forks, etc. Actually, I use it every year on all garden implements that are subject to rusting in unheated sheds.

All items should first be cleaned, then sprayed all over (with 303® Aerospace Protectant™), then wiped completely dry for rust protection and deterioration. I also treat all the wooden handles. 303® soaks right in and softens and wood leaving a waxy-type water beading finish. This also eliminates those little cactus-spine type splinters that are so irritating and hard to get out.

Another use is on greenhouses that are constructed with plastic or `Tenplast'  (a corrugated plastic material). I treat my Tenplast in both spring and fall. Clean the roof and sides, then treat with 303® Protectant to give the greenhouse UV and weather protection. Up here, Tenplast will usually yellow from the sun after a couple of years. I've had mine and have been 303®'ing it for 6 years now with no sign of yellowing.

Spray 303® Protectant on all plastic, wooden and metal garden furniture that will remain outside over the winter.

And before the snowfall, treat plastic, aluminum or steel snow shovels with 303® Protectant. It preserves them and see how even heavy wet snow doesn't stick."