In case of violation of optimal conditions of care and storage of garden pruner rust. As a consequence, the tool stops working as it should. It kept the blades are opened under the influence of the springs, so the rust must be removed. Optimally to disassemble the shears and sanded half of it, but not all scissors are detachable, in this case to restore them, you can resort to acid.
What you’ll need:
- vinegar or citric acid;
- dry rag;
The recovery process of garden scissors
To disassemble the shears, or if it is molded, to remove rust you can submerging the tool in acid. Use a vinegar or diluted in water citric acid. In the case of using the vinegar to clean better on the street, because of the acrid smell. As a result of chemical reaction the rust will dissolve. Depending on the concentration of acid used and temperature it can take from a couple hours to a day. It is important to be immersed in the acid only the rusty metal part of the scissors. If the handles have rubber grips, the acid might cause damage or remove paint.
After a acid on the surface may remain a certain amount of rust. It will significantly soften, so quickly and easily will do when processing an emery paper. The skin should be periodically rinsed in water to removed traces of corrosion without formation of stains. Layering is also possible to wash moistened hard sponge for washing dishes. You need to clean the pruning shears to completely clean protravnogo acid darkened metal.
Then cleaned the scissors should be wiped dry and to give them time to dry completely. It is important not to leave water on them, as it will immediately entail the formation of new rust spots.
Cleaned dry the scissors should be lubricated with oil or penetrating lubricant. It will give a good slip of the knife, except this will create a repelling protective film that prevents the formation of rust.
In the future, it is necessary to periodically refurbish oil on the tool, no longer leave it in the open and wash it with the remaining juice of the plant after pruning. Storage in a dry place and timely lubrication will eliminate the need for re-restoration.