Asked on Feb 21, 2017

How to get rust off scissors?

by Ori7488049
Pair of scissors was left outside in grass during Michigan winter. When found in spring full of rust. They still cut well but how do I remove the rust and make scissors look good again.
  11 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 21, 2017
    Rub wd 40 on them

  • Debra Moler Debra Moler on Feb 21, 2017
    Soak them in white vinegar overnight.

  • William William on Feb 21, 2017
    Soak them on vinegar. Wipe them down with a cloth. Use some fine steel wool and WD40 to remove the rust. Wipe them down as you rub to remove the rust.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 21, 2017
    Saok in vinegar has worked for me!

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 22, 2017
    Vinegar usually works for me as well! I've also used a baking powder-lemon juice paste to get rid of rust. That requires leaving it on the scissors for about an hour or two before wiping off.

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 22, 2017
    cutting thru sand paper will help clean the blades of the scissors, and make them a bit sharper

  • Wester Potter Wester Potter on Feb 22, 2017
    Put them in a tray and cover them with molasses. Car guys clean whole car bodies this way using dry molasses you buy at the farm store and mixing it with water.

  • Mac6231 Mac6231 on Feb 26, 2017
    If they are cheap scissors throw them away and buy a quality product

  • Joan Joan on Feb 27, 2017
    Definitely vinegar and to sharpen scissors, cut through a few folded sheets of aluminum foil

  • Carey Carey on Feb 27, 2017
    I scrubbed mine with steel wool and water (vinegar helps too) dry thoroughly, can put in a low temp oven just long enough to dry or use hair dryer! Then rub them down with Mineral oil. It will keep them from rusting again. I periodically rub mineral oil on the sisors that I have that tend to rust to prevent the problem.

  • Ori7488049 Ori7488049 on Mar 09, 2017
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I did soak them in vinegar overnight and then with a little scrubbing was able to remove most of the rust. Thanks for all the suggestions.