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Old 08-18-2010, 03:48 PM
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Default Keeping your tools clean!!!!

Ok guys I have a few rusty tools. I need to get them clean and working agian. What do you guys use to clean your tools with? Rusty or not rusty?
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: Keeping your tools clean!!!!

Sand blaster! (only on some tools though)
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:50 PM
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WD-40 and a shop rag. if they are rusty use a 3M scotch brite pad to get the rust off them.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:53 PM
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Default Re: Keeping your tools clean!!!!

if it is just wrenches or sockets I take them to work and clean them in a caustic and acid tank. I then dip them in preservative.

Works great when you find tools at a gargae sale. You can clean them up and resale them.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:03 PM
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Varsal works great. Also ATF. I've even used brake cleaner.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: Keeping your tools clean!!!!

Rusty tools (not too rusty mind you) have character in my humble opinion. I just wipe them down to keep the grease and grime to a minimum. As long as they do the job they were designed to do, rust doesn't matter.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:21 AM
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WD-40 and a shop rag. if they are rusty use a 3M scotch brite pad to get the rust off them.
Seconded.
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