Asked on Oct 3, 2019

How do I clean rusty garden clippers?

MelissaKathy Gunter LawCynthia H


My clippers over time have become rusty and icky looking. What can I clean and polish them up with EASILY LOL Thanks. They are still sharp just need good cleaning. I do keep them in the garage.

5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 4, 2019

    WD40 and steel wool.

  • Dfm
    on Oct 4, 2019

    sand paper to the will help sharpen them.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Oct 4, 2019

    Years ago, someone gave me great advice. Clean with WD-40 after use. Then, keep them in a flower pot filled with dry sand. I didn't like the sand, but, I started saving those silica packets that are in packaging (you can buy it too) and keep them with all my tools. The WD-40 keeps the rust at bay and the silica absorbs moisture.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 4, 2019

    WD40 or naval jelly

  • Melissa
    on Oct 5, 2019

    Mineral spirits and steel scouring wool will shine them. Clean with your trusty blue dish detergent & dry well. Recoil with mineral oil & they will look as good as a shiny new tool. Happy gardening😀

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