It's not difficult to see why you'd want to clean your tools. Pliers, chisels, wrenches, blades, and other tools are all utilized in greasy and filthy environments. It's ideal to keep your tools clean and degreased so you can get the greatest results from them every time you use them. Although some Handy Craft goods may require special cleaning instructions, the majority of Handy Craft products can be cleaned in one of two methods. Here is a guide to cleaning your instruments both ways to keep them in the best possible condition.
Cleaning Techniques That Are Simple
It's simple to clean your instruments after each use with a simple solution like Handy Craft's Multi-Purpose Cleaner-Degreaser. The solvent has been carefully developed for cleaning filth, grease, lubrication fluids, silicone, tars, adhesives, and fluxes. It's a terrific solvent to use on tools with plastic grips, like the pliers in our Journeyman Series, because it's safe for most plastics. What you'll need is the following:
- Multi-Purpose Cleaner-Degreaser
- Cloth rag
Spray a tiny amount of the multi-purpose cleaner onto the tool with the cloth rag and rub off any excess dirt and grime. For successful outcomes, not much is required. Handy Craft's Multi-Purpose Cleaner evaporates without leaving a residue and is virtually nonconductive, non-corrosive, and non-staining, so you won't harm your tools while cleaning.
Method of Advanced Cleaning
If you clean your instruments after each use with Handy Craft's Multi-Purpose Cleaner, you should never have to worry about the second method's larger, more drastic cleaning process. If you have older tools that you haven't used in years, inherited items, or tools you couldn't pass up at garage sales or flea markets, you may require a more thorough cleaning. Here's what you'll need to clean severely unclean and rusted tools:
- Wire scrub brush
- Steel wool
- Handy Craft's Multi-Purpose Cleaner
- Commercial Cleaner (Ajax, Pinesol)
- Hot water
- Cloth rags
Fill the bucket halfway with hot water and a few drops of commercial cleanser. Soak your tools for 30 seconds to a minute in the bucket. Scrub the instruments with your wire brush to remove dirt and grime. Rinse and repeat until the tool is completely free of dirt. Allow to dry on a cotton rag. Take the steel wool and scrub the rust off of older tools that have a significant amount of corrosion. Allow enough time for the items to dry. To avoid future rusting, make sure all of the tools are completely dry. Wipe down as much as possible with your dry cotton rag to ensure that all water has been removed. Wipe down each tool with a small bit of Handy Craft's Multi-Purpose Cleaner as a final cleaning.
Although most new tools are rust-resistant, you may wish to use a tiny amount of household oil to clean older instruments (i.e. WD-40). You may assist prevent rusting by putting some on a tiny towel and wiping down your older tools.
The easiest approach to ensure you get the greatest outcomes from the tools you rely on is to clean them thoroughly after each use. You can ensure that your Handy Craft Tools will last a lifetime if you take excellent care of them.