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Is there a good way to get rust off old garden tools or are they ruined? And will WD40 work if they are rusted together (ex. garden sheers rusted together)


Asked by Kimkh at 11:42 AM on May. 16, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (14)
  • Steel wool with work wonders. Then oil them with regular cooking oil and wipe them down. They will be like new.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 4:18 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Use a steel wool pad to clean them, then oil them. Yes a liberal use of WD40 will loosen the Shears.

    Answer by daps at 11:44 AM on May. 16, 2011

  • I think pp is right. Good luck!

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:26 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • You can clean them up as advised, but unless they are heirlooms or really pricey its not worth the time and effort. I would chuck them and get new ones.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 3:29 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • i would buy new ones if u can afford it.

    Answer by mrsary at 6:09 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • try the steel wool if tat dosent work buy new ones. wd40 may work if you let it soak in it

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 7:11 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • WD40 fixes everything.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:04 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Yup wd40 is a great choice. I'd use clr to help with the rust removal.

    Answer by KristinRox at 10:56 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • CLR works wonders!

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:28 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I would buy new ones

    Answer by iam4you2 at 2:58 PM on May. 17, 2011