Cleaning rust off clipper blades

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  1. Christina

    Christina Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. michiganfarmer

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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
     

  3. knight88

    knight88 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. foxtrapper

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    Soak them in vinegar for about 2 days. Rust all gone!
     
  5. michiganfarmer

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    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?
     
  6. ceresone

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    And to think, I've thrown hundreds of blades away for this reason-never any luck at cleaning.
     
  7. Christina

    Christina Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for responses..I'll try the vinegar first, then a wire brush. Maybe Coca Cola would work? :)