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[NZ] strictness of authorities re minor Rust on import tools

Old Feb 16th 2019, 8:51 pm
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Hi all, I am packing up getting ready for the move to NZ, our shipper has told us that NZ authorities are uber strict on cleanliness of items, and as part of this regard rust as a serious no no.
I have many, many, tools both hand. electric and air. All of which have a degree of oxidation where there is bare metal. I am happy to deal with flaky rust. Brush down and paint. But to return all my tools to a reflective shine could take me months. Do any of your members have experience and tales of bringing work tools into the country and the response of the authorities, regarding oxidation and cleanliness? Thank you in advance.
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Hi all, I am packing up getting ready for the move to NZ, our shipper has told us that NZ authorities are uber strict on cleanliness of items, and as part of this regard rust as a serious no no.
I have many, many, tools both hand. electric and air. All of which have a degree of oxidation where there is bare metal. I am happy to deal with flaky rust. Brush down and paint. But to return all my tools to a reflective shine could take me months. Do any of your members have experience and tales of bringing work tools into the country and the response of the authorities, regarding oxidation and cleanliness? Thank you in advance.
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A good wipe down to get rid flakes and then oil em up and you'll be right
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Old Feb 17th 2019, 4:20 am
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Default Re: [NZ] strictness of authorities re minor Rust on import tools

it's more to do with insects and the like than rust. just make sure you have no spider webs......that's like opening up your wallet and saying help yourselves!
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I would be interested in hearing feedback on your experience. We are hoping to make the move in around 6 months and I'm seriously considering leaving my toolkit behind as I don't want any extra hassle.
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Default Re: [NZ] strictness of authorities re minor Rust on import tools

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A good wipe down to get rid flakes and then oil em up and you'll be right
Thanks all. that is reasurring, It 's a lot easier to put the work in if there is a rasonable chance of a positive outcome .

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Bobogib, I will update you when we get there, but we may be there just before you, as although the ship container is packing in april, we wont be leaving till june /july and the container may take up to 6 months to arrive.. all the best for the move,..
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Default Re: [NZ] strictness of authorities re minor Rust on import tools

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A good wipe down to get rid flakes and then oil em up and you'll be right
Thanks all. that is reasurring, It 's a lot easier to put the work in if there is a reasonable chance of a positive outcome .

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There are plenty of seriously rusty old American cars imported every year, a bit of discolouration on a couple of spanners and sockets isn't going to be an issue. Just make it obvious to the eye that you've cleaned em
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