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May 25, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Hello All,

I recently bought a pair of antique gardening shears at a local garage sale. My question is what is the beat way to bring these puppies back to life, i read a lot of confli ting answers so i was looking for some advice! Thank you!
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Name: Daisy I
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May 25, 2017 6:03 PM CST
Cute! A lot of WD40?
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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May 25, 2017 8:10 PM CST
I would clean them up with steel wool and then like Daisy said wd40
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