Tool Tip: How to Remove Rust From Tools in Your Shop

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Loctite might sound like the wrong product when dealing with a rusted tool, but it works wonders. Here’s a video on how to remove rust from tools and save a tool from the recycle bin.

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4 Responses to “Tool Tip: How to Remove Rust From Tools in Your Shop”
  1. Eman

    Getting this seat made all the difference in the world. This is my 3rd Mustang seat over the years. Sitting on the stock seat was the most unmtaforocble thing ever. Jason

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  2. Bruce Marple

    Very good advice since I never thought of putting the tool in a bag. However, I have a different problem but related. After a lengthy divorce I finally got my tools back from my EX. When I got them to my new home I found several screwdrivers and tools with plastic handle were covered with a white coating (the tools were kept in a damp dark storage garage). I tried to clean them off with normal cleaners, soap, simply green, even some WD-40 but I just can’t get rid of the white completely. Is there anyway to fix this?

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  3. Charles Lessick

    This might also work

    Penetrating oils ……….. Average torque load to loosen*

    No Oil used ………………. 516 pounds

    WD-40 …………………….. 238 pounds

    PB Blaster ………………… 214 pounds

    Liquid Wrench ……………..127 pounds

    Kano Kroil ………………… 106 pounds

    ATF*-Acetone mix…………..53 pounds

    The ATF-Acetone mix is a “home brew” mix of 50 – 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone.

    Note this “home brew” released bolts better than any commercial product in this one particular test.

    Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results.

    Note also that “Liquid Wrench” is almost as good as “Kroil” for about 20% of the price.

    Steve from Godwin-Singer says that ATF-Acetone mix is best, but you can also use ATF and lacquer thinner in a 50-50 mix.

    *ATF=Automatic Transmission Fluid This actually works well, power-steering fluid also works as well as trans fluid!

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