In the past I was having problems with the points rusting during winter storage. Iv seemed to have solved this problem. The idea came to me when I drowned my cell phone in the swimming a couple of years ago.I was told to put my cell phone in a bag of uncooked rice. I pull the coils out and place them in there own zip lock sandwich with a cup of uncooked rice and then seal it. Toss them on the shelf and forget them till spring. In the spring I just take them out and brush off the rice dust with a clean paint brush and there good as new. This has worked for me for the last two years. Just a suggestion.
That would make great mouse food out here in the country!
Actually the points are not steel or iron and do not rust. They are tungsten and it is highly resistant to corrosion. On the other hand they will tarnish a little in humid conditions and just dirt and dust will cause problems. Keeping them clean and dry is likely a good idea in any case.
Jim, the contacts don't rust but the steel parts will. I have some new old stock sets that are almost rusted in two. KGB
I just leave mine it the car and drive it year round. The 26 coil box is better sealed than earlier types. Also mine has the F.P. non wood rebuild components which must further prevent moisture intrusion.
Steel parts of points for future rebuilds I keep in a bag with some oil sprayed on them.