Springtime means dragging the gardening tools out from their winter hideaway and returning them to service. Occasionally the last project of the year — and the multi-month cold storage — leaves ’em with a rusty blemish or two to show for it. That’s where rust erasers come in handy.
They look and probably function a lot like a pliable foam sanding block. (In fact, that’s pretty much what they are.) A few minutes of wailing on the tool in question and mud, dirt, and light rust will come right off.
Each 3″ x 2″ x 3/4″ rubber-like block has abrasive embedded throughout, and works well wet or dry. They can be used like sandpaper on wood and will also clean up cookware — even soot-blackened camping pots.
For $4 a pop they might be a better bet than replacing the $20 garden tool.