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Re: Storage unit tips?
All great suggestions so far.
One trick I learned was to pickup a bag of dried cows blood from my local Country Max. It is normally used as a fertilizer for gardens, so it pretty cheap. Itís comes in a dry odorless (unless you stick your nose in it) granular form (not the wet granular version, which is stinky). Put a small amount into several open containers (like the plastic tops off of used spray paint) and place them inside the car Ė in the engine compartment Ė in the trunk Ė under the car Ė and so on. The stuff gives off an presence that humans donít smell, but small mammals like mice and rats stay away from.
I have had to store cars before in places that were candidates for mice (barn), but I never, never had evidence of mice in these cars. Was it because of this dried cows blood? I donít know for sure, but I believe it was because of this trick. Itís cheap to do, so I did it. In the spring; just empty the plastic containers into the garden. No smell, NBD.
I HATE smelling classic cars that use moth balls, especially when a trick like this has zero odors.
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