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What the best way to clean rusty tools?

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It may seem odd, but if you drench a towel in coke for, like 15 minutes, then wipe the rusty tools with it, that works. (Well, it should, I read about it on a fact app :-) )

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A good way to clean rusty tools is by using some lemon juice with enough salt added to the paste. Dab the mixture on the rusted area and then rub gently using a dry cloth. Another good way is by using a sand paper to gently scratch the outer rust away. Using naval jelly or WD-40 is also another good way to remove rust.

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Spray WD40 or alike product on a rag or paper towle wrap tool with them put in plastic bag over night remove wipe off.

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Wire wheel.

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dip it in makayla:D

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I know that Coke is a very useful product and I like it , along with WD-40 or some other spray solution, organic(of course!)

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funny, neither Coke nor WD-40 is remotely organic.
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I use a spray called PB blaster you can buy it at any hardware store, after i clean the tools i dry them then i put charcoal in my tool box to keep moisture out

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As an automotive enthusiast and better than average weekend mechanic, I agree that PB blaster is great (the best?) for penetrating rusty bolts, and cleaning rust from tools.
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Use lemon nd vinegar mix and let them soak then scrub them with a tooth brush or something

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With lemon juice or sour things

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Cleaning with vinegar and wire wheel can save your time

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First, are we talking wrenches and ratchets, or shovels and rakes, or bigger?

For small tools, the best penetrating lubricant I know of is PB blaster, as commented above.

For larger surfaces, I suggest using a simple wire brush to remove the loose rust, prior to applying any chemicals. Choose the appropriate coarseness of the brush for the tool and amount of rust.
Then, I would use naval jelly. It's probably the best thing out there for rust removal, but it is a little nasty. It is a gel form of Phosphoric Acid. It has the added benefit of converting a certain form of rust into black ferric phosphate. The coating can then be left in place, to provide moderate further corrosion resistance, or it can be scrubbed off, leaving a fresh metal surface.

WD-40 is only good for fixing squeaky door hinges, and the ingredient in Coke that makes it do anything is Phosphoric acid, and it will only remove a small amount of surface rust.

I will admit, I haven't tried the lemon juice/salt or lemon juice/vinegar combinations suggested above, but I can say that lemon juice contains a high amount of citric acid, vinegar is diluted acetic acid, so if they work, that is why...

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use muriatic acid.

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