HOW TO RESTORE OLD TOOLS WITH Q12 RUST REMOVER
Doing DIY around the house and woodwork projects in my garage is my weekend passion, but I live at the coast, and I find that keeping my tools rust-free is a constant battle. What’s the best method (or rust remover) to go about restoring old tools?
This is especially the case with older tools, which may have been handed down from a father or grandfather, many of which were made from ferrous steel. You know, old thread gauges, feeler gauges, protractors and wood chisels… items you cherish, and want to keep in the best condition possible so that you can hand them down to your children one day.
The following steps will help you to remove fine, surface-rust from your tools, and return them to their original lustre.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED…
- A bottle of Q12 Rust Remover
- An old paintbrush
- A can of Q20
- A small wire brush
- A sheet of 200 grit Wet ’n Dry sand paper
- A few rags
- Some elbow grease and a little patience
THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE…
Remove any excess oil, and store the tool in a tool chest, or sealable plastic box if you’re not going to use it again for quite some time.
This process can be used for most steel surfaces, but please note that Q12 should not be applied to any chrome-plated surfaces. It would be best to test the product on a small section of the steel before applying. Stubborn areas may require a repeat application.