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Hard2fit99
Remove Rust From Tools
Hard2fit99

I live in Florida and the humidity will rust everything. How can I remove rust from my older tools? One oldtimer told me to soak them in Kerosene. He did have some great looking old tools.

BigWalt
Re: Remove Rust From Tools
BigWalt
Hard2fit99 wrote:

I live in Florida and the humidity will rust everything. How can I remove rust from my older tools? One oldtimer told me to soak them in Kerosene. He did have some great looking old tools.

WD40 or Marvel Mystery oil.....I know they're not ideal rust remover but try it, it does work.

Tony
Re: Remove Rust From Tools
Tony

Go to Rockler.com and the products you want are Boeshield 3 pack kit. Bottle #1: rust and stain remover,8.45oz.. Bottle #2: gum and pitch, resin remover, 8.45 oz.. Bottle #3: T-9 rust and corrosion protection/waterproof/lubrication. These are excellent products, I used rust remover on the base of a floor standing drill press (15 Yrs. old) and it cleaned the rust off with little to no effort, looks like new. I used the T-9 on my table top on my table saw (no heat in my garage) not a spec of rust on it after the winter months. Try these and you won't be disappointed.

Calcats

Jack
Re: Remove Rust From Tools
Jack

I second the Boeshield 3 pack kit.
Jack

rsopks
Re: Remove Rust From Tools
rsopks

I collect vintage hand tools and use "Evapo Rust" on everything. It is non-acidic and I usually don't wear any kind of gloves when I use it. There are a lot of other good reviews about this stuff on other tool forums.

After I remove the rust, I use Boeshield lubricant (in the aerosol can) for maintenance and to prevent future rust.

djohns
Re: Remove Rust From Tools
djohns

There is a penetrating oil called KROIL . Try it . You'll wonder where it's been all your life . :D

Debra
Re: Remove Rust From Tools
Debra

Once you get them rust free, make sure you keep them clean and well oiled. Around here nothing beats a wire brush and time. I do have a Dremel with a wire brush attachment though I don't like having to use a mask with it.

a well know "Gardner guy" and acquaintance of mine used clean playground sand and a bottle of motor oil in a bucket to clean his tools after each use. I don't think that's still recommended since the residue would still be on the tools when you used them the next time.

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