Posted by Atame on December 31, 2000 at 05:51:11:
In Reply to: Cleaning handcuffs posted by Ron on December 31, 2000 at 05:07:54:
I made good experiences with "WD-40" in the past. This is an AFAIK English spray which is also available in many other countries (e.g. Germany). It removes rust, lubricates and protects the handcuffs. I used it the following way (e.g. on my Peerless 1926): I laid some newspaper in a bowl and then put the handcuffs in it. Before I sprayed "WD-40" into the mechanical parts of the cuffs. Then I also sprayed some "WD-40" on the cuff's surface (especially on the rust-spots). Then I covered the bowl with an old handkerchief, which prevents evaporation (and also helps against expansion of oily smell). The next day I turn the handcuffs over and spray "WD-40" on their other side. Depending on the rust-level I possible repeat this procedure some days. Then (or sometimes also in between) I use a "wash up" sponge with two sides (a rough and a smoother) to carefully remove the spots. For very heavy and deep rust I use the rough side, for light surface rust the smoother side should do it.
I hope that could help you a little bit.
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