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Old 11-21-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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How do you guys deal with this? I ordered an expensive pair of shears, but here in the austin humidity, they rust real quick. Im afraid of oil staining wallpaper, or do you not have a problem? What kind of oil do you use if so?
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:10 AM   #2
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Never had that issue up here. Maybe outdoor plant sheers that will rust if not wiped dry but never indoors ones. Wonder if a light film of mineral oil applied and then wiped off would help? It’s a pretty basic oil and would seem to be the least staining of any I could think of.
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Buy stainless shears
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:24 PM   #4
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Second the SS shears!
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I usually rub most of my tools and camping equipment with a dry PTFE lubricant but these are really good shears:
https://www.amazon.com/Kai-5210-8-in.../dp/B004MN72VG
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:41 PM   #6
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They supposedly are stainless. I paid $50 for them too.

I thought they were a KAI product, but I could be wrong. I cant remember where I got them from, but they were supposed to be really good stainless...

They might have been these ones: http://www.paintstoreonline.com/cgi-...=74&p_catid=83

Nope. Those were discontinued, so I got these ones, and they are apparently NOT stainless, while all the other ones were. I just assumed.... dammit. http://www.paintstoreonline.com/cgi-...909&p_catid=83

I guess I could just oil them after use, but strip them of the oil before hanging. I really did think they were stainless though...

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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Different alloys of stainless, different causes of corrosion... In any case, get some liquid no grit bar keepers friend, oxalaic acid. Then hit the surface with a dry PTFE. WD-40 Dry PTFE for example is easy to find at most hardware stores..
Keep your tools clean.

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:49 PM   #8
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Nope. Those were discontinued, so I got these ones, and they are apparently NOT stainless, while all the other ones were. I just assumed.... dammit. http://www.paintstoreonline.com/cgi-...909&p_catid=83

I guess I could just oil them after use, but strip them of the oil before hanging. I really did think they were stainless though...
Really just blast them with a dry lubricant once a week. Works fine for my drill bits and circular blades
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Really just blast them with a dry lubricant once a week. Works fine for my drill bits and circular blades
I have doubts about using dry lubricants as water repellent. Remember, these shears are for wallpaper. They are cutting into wet paper, and are exposed to lots of actual water. I believe a wet lubricant would work better. Even if I WD-40'd them, it PROBABLY wouldn't stain paper, but to be on the safe side, I can wash it off before the job, use the shears, and reapply afterwards.

Drill bits and circular blades are a different story, and have different purposes.
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Really just blast them with a dry lubricant once a week. Works fine for my drill bits and circular blades
I have doubts about using dry lubricants as water repellent. Remember, these shears are for wallpaper. They are cutting into wet paper, and are exposed to lots of actual water. I believe a wet lubricant would work better. Even if I WD-40'd them, it PROBABLY wouldn't stain paper, but to be on the safe side, I can wash it off before the job, use the shears, and reapply afterwards.

Drill bits and circular blades are a different story, and have different purposes.
Holds up to snow and wet slush pretty well on my bike chain. 5 mile commute to work every day. Wipe clean after every ride and reapply once a month or so when visually required. Though I usually prefer a wet lubricant for chains in snow simply because they retard ice/mud build up more, more akin to a grease. Dry PTFE is really just a thin film coating. You may have to reapply but I imagine the coating holding up for quite a few jobs.

btw it's not wd40 it is PTFE, aka Teflon. Cost a couple dollars for a rattle can at the orange box or ace. Give a try :/

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BTW, if anyone hasnt heard of using aluminum foil to get rust off of chrome or steel, it works great. Just dip it in some water and rub it on the rust, and it has an instant chemical reaction and makes it go away.
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Soooo....no idea if this is a good idea or not but my first thought was to throw a couple coats of clear on em....rattle can. Then you're just worrying about the blades which can be handled with 1 of the suggestions mentioned earlier maybe?

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I dont think that'd be a good idea. I just need to get in the habit of oiling them after a job, and wiping the oil off really good before I start. I dont see how it could possibly stain if I give a good wipe with a dry rag before hand.
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I think you're just out 50 bucks man. Spend another 20 on a pair of stainless shears and move on......
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I think you're just out 50 bucks man. Spend another 20 on a pair of stainless shears and move on......
Now there's a good idea...lol
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Nah. Im just oil them and see if it prevents further rust. I kind of want a really good shorter pair though, and I'll make sure they're stainless. The ones I wanted were an inch shorter, self sharpening and stainless, but they are discontinued, along with the holster for them...
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