Hi Janet. Make a paste with salt and lemon juice. Put it on the rust and let it set for a half hour. Then wipe it all off. If the rust is very deep, you may need to repeat. Once the rust is gone, bury the axe in a bucket of sand and it will never rust again. Good luck Janet. Hope all is well with you.
How to remove rust from metal axe Head: Axe restoration guide
CLR or Wd40 should do then trick.
Hi Janet: Here is a site that is very informative, even if the guy at the beginning is a bit creepy :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvgPJ0coo4 Good luck
Rustoleum makes a great rust remover. Or you can use Navel Jelly
Hi Janet, here is a way you can clean your rusty axe head.
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Step 1: Soaking in White Vinegar White vinegar has Acetic acid which remove rust completly : put the axe in a plastic box that has an enough height to submerge the head with acid. pour white vinegar slowly, and make sure to cover the WHOLE axe, place the box in a safe place, soak it for a day and a half.
Soak it in vinegar. Depending on how much rust there is, it may take a couple of days.
WD40 and a green kitchen scrubby. Vinegar soak overnight. To prevent rusting spray WD40 on it after every use.
Soak in vinegar or coke over night then spray with WD40.
You can also try Navel Jelly
Here you go https://www.hometalk.com/43944776/how-to-clean-rust-from-steel-tools-with-citric-acid
There are several methods/ways to resolve the rust problem. Here's an inormative video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knAv9q0gIQM
I use a can of Coke to remove rust. It works well, and is easy to get. If it needs more, I have also used WD40 effectively. Good luck and stay safe!
If light rust - WD-40 If heavy rust - Wire brush it.
I used CLR and some steel wool to clean a tool recently, tool is like new again.