Keep your clas­sic damp-free on the cheap

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

I read with great in­ter­est Fuzz Town­shend’s win­ter guide, ( CCW, 24 Oc­to­ber). It was a su­perb ar­ti­cle and one that will help ev­ery clas­sic car owner. His ninth tip was the use of a de­hu­mid­i­fier. While that is an ex­cel­lent idea, it is not al­ways prac­ti­cal for those who are on a tight bud­get or those of us who own more than one clas­sic car.

I have an al­ter­na­tive. We buy very cheap (£1 each) and sim­ple mois­ture traps from the su­per­mar­ket. We put one in the front of the car, one in the back and one in the boot. The amount of mois­ture these col­lect is amaz­ing and may need chang­ing twice while the car is laid up over the win­ter. We also put a cou­ple around the garage. These will pro­tect your up­hol­stery, car­pets and head­lin­ing and will help to prevent rust. Robin Laugh­lin, Stow­mar­ket

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