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Thread: Help with cleaning scissors

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    Super Member butterflies5518's Avatar
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    I just located my favorite scissors in a "wip" and they have "spots" (rust??) on them - whew project is fine. What can I use to clean them? Thanks for your help!

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    Have you tried just wiping them with a cloth? If they're beyond that, you could try Naval Jelly, but frankly if they rusted you might want to consider replacing them as they'll probably rust again.

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    thanks, tried wiping, no go, will try the naval jelly! Thank you

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    Whatever you use, make sure you cut a lot of paper toweling to soak up any oil before cutting fabric.

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    thanks will do!

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    If it's a small area and will not affect the actual cutting, try a little piece of steel wool or a Brillo pad.

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    I use the pot scrubbers-Brillo and wash and wipe with oil when clean.

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    I use brillo pads but do not use it directly on the cutting edge. Wipe lenghtwise of the flat blade.
    You can also use plain old scouring powder and a cloth.

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    I would use a fine steel wool, clean the spot with alcohol and then wipe with oil and then wipe again with a clean cloth

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    great ideas - thank you ladies!

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