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Oil catch trays for garage

Post by tannyo » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:09 pm

Where can I find large trays to go on the floor of my garage to catch dripping oil? I don't know what they're called, but they look like really big cookie sheets.

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Re: Oil catch trays for garage

Post by Steve Simmons » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:21 pm

I've bought many of them from Napa. I think they cost around $7, and are zinc-coated tin. If they're used outside then they will eventually rust, despite the coating. Used in the garage they last forever. I use four of them on each lift as drip protection for the cars underneath, and two of them in the driveway for the Model T. You think your MGB leaks? Model Ts leak faster than you can pour it in! Probably their way of preserving the roads back then...

Or, you can get stainless steel trays from a restaurant supply place but they cost a lot more.

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Post by My77b » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:34 pm

Kragen has them for $7.00 also.

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Re: Oil catch trays for garage

Post by VWNate1 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:01 pm

I've been using the ' PLEWS ' brand ones for many a year , they work great and NAPA stores carry them .

Every time you're finishing up working on the car , wipe the collected oil up with the all ready oily rags you're about to throw out .

I've had two of these outside for nearly 20 years , the galvanizing really resists rusting but they do get some whiteish crud growing .
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Re: Oil catch trays for garage

Post by RodH » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:28 am

I feel it's wrong to keep a British Car from marking it's territory, that's how it finds it's way home. :P

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Re: Oil catch trays for garage

Post by Martin Keller » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:00 am

RodH wrote:I feel it's wrong to keep a British Car from marking it's territory, that's how it finds it's way home. :P
So true and funny..... :thumbs:
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Re: Oil catch trays for garage

Post by tannyo » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:52 pm

I've heard it said that vintage British cars are like puppies, they leave puddles wherever they go.

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Post by VWNate1 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:08 pm

Are O.K. but having oily dirty cement , is a bad thing when you work on it all the time .

That's the beauty of these steel trays .
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Re: Oil catch trays for garage

Post by Westfield 11 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:08 pm

Just go to a resturant supply store and buy alloy baking pans/cookie sheets. They are about 1/8" thick, 24X36 with a 1 inch lip and cost 3 or 4 dollars. I have a dozen or so that I use for drip pans and as parts trays. They never rust and are easy to reshape with you drive over them

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