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Old 03/13/07, 03:32 PM
 
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Cleaning rust off clipper blades

I have an Oster A-5 clipper for my dog...I always use the blade cleaner after I'm done, but I guess I don't dry them enough....anyway, a couple of them have gotten kind of rusty. How can I clean these?
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Old 03/13/07, 03:36 PM
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Rust is tough to get off. A toothbrush sized brass brush will do a pretty good job without dulling the blades. The brass is softer than the steel blades
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Old 03/13/07, 06:24 PM
 
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Having sharpened many clipper blades may I suggest that you clean the rust off, I use a stainless steel brush, THEN have them resharpened. After use clean the blades very well and drench them with a good quality gun oil. Good blades can last many years with good care. Good luck Andy.
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Old 03/13/07, 07:19 PM
 
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Soak them in vinegar for about 2 days. Rust all gone!
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Old 03/14/07, 04:09 AM
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Having sharpened many clipper blades
Really? We bought a Foley clipper blade sharpener, and its junk. Either that, or I dont know what Im doing, and that'd a definate possibility because saw blades are my speciality here. WHat do you use?
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And to think, I've thrown hundreds of blades away for this reason-never any luck at cleaning.
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Old 03/14/07, 10:54 AM
 
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Thanks for responses..I'll try the vinegar first, then a wire brush. Maybe Coca Cola would work?
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