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  1. JonesyWales
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    JonesyWales EF Member

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    Hello.

    I've spent the past few months
    Sticking a load of uni up
    And hanging ladder & tray up
    For submains etc to be pulled in

    Site was incredibly cold and wet as the work was primarily outside
    And my hand tools that haven't been used on the job have gone rusty

    What's the best way of cleaning the rust off to not affect any of the insulation on the VDE gear? ( They were in my tool bag on site which was stored in a locked room however was very cold/moist )

    Thanks all , lesson learned not to leave gear cold and wet on site
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    WD40. and a wire brush on the rusty bits.
     
  3. Andy78
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    Tickle with steel wool then a drop of light oil.
     
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    tickle.
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  5. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Once cleaned as people have said use a bit of oil, or you can get spray coatings that do the same thing and stop future rust by acting as a barrier, you can spray it on or dip the tool into the liquid and let it dry. wd40 make their own version, but plenty of different brands out there
     
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Try some ACF 50
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    gtried to find these items on tinternet. googled Rusty VDE and all i could find were wera,CK, wiha, bahco and a few others. is Rusty a new manufacturer?
     
  8. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    fork handles ,would be best rub that on !
     
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    This should stop them rusting in future too - Great for motorbikes!
     
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