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October 6, 2012

Helpful Hints from joeeze: How to get rust off garden tools


"Small garden tools, such as clippers, can be placed in undiluted white or apple-cider vinegar overnight or longer. Let soak, scrub with a brush or scrubbie, rinse and then dry. For larger tools, you can take vinegar-soaked rags or towels, wrap them around the rusty areas, and then cover with plastic wrap. If bolts and screws are lightly corroded with rust, a soaking in vinegar can remove the rust."

[via Hints from Heloise]

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Mahalo, Heloise! I lived across the street from her in Hawai'i. Her mom was the original Heloise. I knew her as Ponce. Her mom was a riot! She used to have parties and dye her hair and the grass the same color!

Posted by: Virginia | Oct 7, 2012 7:02:40 PM

soak the metal for several days in a 9:1 ratio of water and molasses.

Posted by: rob | Oct 6, 2012 11:11:11 PM

or you could just throw them away and buy some more from China

Posted by: sherlock | Oct 6, 2012 10:45:41 PM

the best, and should be the only, way is to USE them......

Posted by: John | Oct 6, 2012 9:45:18 AM

it also helps to oil the tools or put some WD40 on them after they are cleaned

Posted by: gardner | Oct 6, 2012 9:22:02 AM

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