Re: Repairing Rusty Tools?
It depends on what the tool is and how it will be used.
The important thing is to get as much of the rust off as possible, whether that be by wire brush or the use of something like naval jelly.
Rust prevention, if the tool is sc****d or rubbed in used, then paint isn't going to work. I tend to use a product called Top Coat, which is used on woodworking machine surfaces to prevent rust and promote slick surfaces without transferring residue to the materials being run through the machine.
One last comment. When it comes to tools, there's probably a reason why it was tossed into the dumpster to begin with. Use caution and a little common sense when you try to salvage these tools, they may not be worth the time or effort, regardless of your financial situation.
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