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I committed a cardinal sin and did not wipe down my Felco hand pruners right after I used them. When I went to clean them up the next day, even rubbing them down with WD-40 and a rag left some "goo" on them and a faint rust line that had developed. Can I use something like "goo gone" on them? Or should I stick with the WD-40 and use some steel wool?
I used a light steel wool pad on mine, just yesterday.
My usual cleaning routine is to just rinse, dry, and spray with WD40 after each use. Between cuttings in the garden, I soak my pruners in a small container with 1 part bleach to 9 parts water, or thereabouts...keeps from spreading disease between the plants/flowers/veggies...