How To Clean Tools

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How To Clean Tools

The Best Way to Remove Rust from Your Tools

Everyone from the professional to the DIY home handyperson has come across rusty tools. Tools so rusty that they seem entirely unusable. But before you throw them away, know that you can make them work (and look) like new by applying a little CLR® Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover.

How to Clean Your Tools

using CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover

  • Mix CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover with water in a large, clean bowl (50/50 mixture) 
  • Soak the rusty tools in the bowl or apply the mixture directly to the tool using a rag or sponge
  • Wait 2 minutes or until the rust loosens
  • Wipe the entire surface of the tool with a cold, damp rag or sponge, or rinse with cold water
Repeat these steps as needed.
Always read label instructions before use.

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