How do I remove and protect tools from rust and oxidation?

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Old 03-07-05, 11:20 PM
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Lightbulb How do I remove and protect tools from rust and oxidation?

This is a two part question:

1. What product is best to remove rust and oxidation from hand tools that doesn't require much elbow grease? Maybe something that "dissolves" rust when soaked in it?

2. After removal, what should I use to protect my tools from rusting/oxidzing again? I know WD-40 works well where the metal articulates, but I'd like to find something (non-greasy) that I could apply to all parts of the tool (handles, mainly) that would prevent any more rust and oxidation from returning.

Any ideas?

Thanks so much,
Fran
 
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Old 03-08-05, 04:59 AM
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Hi
heres my 2 cents worth
1. What product is best to remove rust and oxidation from hand tools that doesn't require much elbow grease? Maybe something that "dissolves" rust when soaked in it?
A: Navy Gel

2. After removal, what should I use to protect my tools from rusting/oxidzing again? I know WD-40 works well where the metal articulates, but I'd like to find something (non-greasy) that I could apply to all parts of the tool (handles, mainly) that would prevent any more rust and oxidation from returning.
A: Silicone spray on metal and then wipe it off for wood used Murphy lemon oil on the wood part

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Old 03-08-05, 06:13 AM
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Although I've seen many rid-rust products at the tool shop, I still scrub
I live on the corner of river and ocean here, so I scrub alot haha
After they are clean I spray on a product called Boe-Shield
It's like a WD-40 plus
It was invented for keeping airplane parts from rusting after manufacture but before assembly
(Boe-as in Boeing Aircraft)
If you spray and wipe it works better than WD-40
If you spray and leave it, it leaves a thin waxy coating on top, and works even better
It works very well, but it is a little greasy/waxy and I would keep it off handles
 
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Old 03-08-05, 09:14 AM
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I beleive WD40 was also developed to protect airplane parts .


personally I buy wd40 by the gallon and soak everything often .


I'll have to take a look at the boe-shield
 
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