I scored a bag of assorted dies (about 30) for $5 at a garage sale. The condition is variable. Thick grime, old chips etc.
I gave them a bath in varsol today which got rid ot the worst and some of them cleaned up quite nicely. I used a pipe cleaner to remove the old chips.
Now, some of them have a lot of surface rust and pitting. Also, I cannot tell the state the cutting edges are at without trying them (at least one cuts better than the boxed verison of the Canadian Tire dies).
So, what would you do now:1) Leave alone, use as necessary? 2) Give them another bath in a Simple Green equivalent followed by a bath in Evaporust followed by a spray of Dricote? 3) None of the above?