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03-15-2016 03:33 PM

Hello,
I recently went through my grandfather’s toolbox who passed away when I was young. I found two cool tools, a chisel marked Gray Bonney C3 Made In Canada, and a pair of pliers marked with the v in shield logo, Vlchek, as well as Forged in USA. One side has the number 25, the other says 19. I was wondering if anyone could tell me approximately how old these tools are. Also, how would I go about cleaning the pliers?
Thanks,
Rspencer91

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 03:34 PM

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 09:34 PM

I have no idea on age, but I would just wire wheel the pliers.

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 09:40 PM

Evapo-rust

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#4 posted 03-15-2016 09:43 PM

Least invasive method would be the Evaporust. That’s what I’d do.
Bill

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#5 posted 03-15-2016 11:48 PM

...and a grinder to remove the mushroom on the head of that cold chisel, if you ever plan on hitting it with a hammer, anyway.

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#6 posted 03-16-2016 12:25 AM

This might work on the pliers…

Rust removal

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#7 posted 03-16-2016 02:03 PM

I don’t have access to a laser gun, and evaporate is tough to find around here, Canadian Tire doesn’t usually carry it. Would fine steel wool work?

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#8 posted 03-16-2016 02:04 PM



This might work on the pliers…

Rust removal

- hotbyte


...and a grinder to remove the mushroom on the head of that cold chisel, if you ever plan on hitting it with a hammer, anyway.

- SignWave


Least invasive method would be the Evaporust. That s what I d do.
Bill

- Bill White


I have no idea on age, but I would just wire wheel the pliers.

- Don W

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See above

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#9 posted 03-16-2016 05:41 PM

What are you going to do with them; use them or display them somewhere? If you aren’t going to use them, wipe the crud off and spray them with a satin lacquer.

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#10 posted 03-16-2016 05:51 PM

I don’t have access to a laser gun, and evaporate is tough to find around here, Canadian Tire doesn’t usually carry it. Would fine steel wool work?

According to the Evapo-rust site, Canadian tire is a distributor… along with several other retailers:
Evapo-rust Canadian Retailers

And yes, steel wool would work, as would a wire wheel in a drill, media blasting, electrolysis, vinegar, molasses, citric acid, and about a dozen other methods that I can think of. If you are going to re-paint, any stripper would do well, followed by a dilute solution of phosphoric acid.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#11 posted 03-16-2016 06:00 PM



I don’t have access to a laser gun, and evaporate is tough to find around here, Canadian Tire doesn’t usually carry it. Would fine steel wool work?

According to the Evapo-rust site, Canadian tire is a distributor… along with several other retailers:
Evapo-rust Canadian Retailers

And yes, steel wool would work, as would a wire wheel in a drill, media blasting, electrolysis, vinegar, molasses, citric acid, and about a dozen other methods that I can think of. If you are going to re-paint, any stripper would do well, followed by a dilute solution of phosphoric acid.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

I’m not saying all Canadian Tores don’t have it., at least Canadian Tires in my area don’t have it. They say it’s discontinued, which I didn’t think was true, but in my area they don’t have it. Ive tried vinegar on other things and I don’t really like the finish, so I think I’m going to go with steel wool

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#12 posted 03-16-2016 06:50 PM

Peavy Mart for Evaporust in Canada. Way better price.

-- James

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#13 posted 03-16-2016 06:57 PM

Put them in a slow cooker with some dish soap and let it “cook” overnight. Most of any finish and much of the corrosion will rinse off.

An abrasive pad should clean it up pretty well after that. Spray with WD 40 to prevent further rust.

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#14 posted 03-16-2016 09:45 PM

You can use vinegar instead of evapo-rust.

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#15 posted 03-17-2016 12:42 PM

If I was going to use those and there is nothing affecting the action of the pliers then I would just wire wool and wd-40 them. If you want a nice finish then evaporust or similar and a wire wheel then buff but I wouldn’t bother personally. Either way wipe them down after with wd-40 and a cloth just as a light protective coat.

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