What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

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What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

#1 Post by jim nelson » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:16 pm

I'd like to renew my '63 bag, but I don't want to go to an industrial-strength cleaner like an acetone if it toasts the vinyl. Anyone have a source for the fabric ribbon the original uses?

(It doesn't look very snappy next to Harvey's travel kit, which is really nice)

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#2 Post by Jon Bunin » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:46 pm

Jim,

Eric Cherneff did a terrific article on tool bag restoration in the Registry magazine several years ago, with photos and product info for cleaning, rust removal. I'll see if I can find it, but you might try to contact him directly.
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Re: What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

#3 Post by Bob DiCorpo » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:52 pm

Jon and Jim,
Eric recommended a product called "Whink" to remove the rust on the fabric inside a tool kit bag of mine. It is very potent and requires the use of caution. I don't have the article, but Eric does follow the Talk discussions daily. He'll probably post when he sees your question. Regards, Bob
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Re: What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

#4 Post by Eric Cherneff » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:44 am

I wrote an article in Vol 30 #6 (March/April 2007) that describes the whole process. Last time I did this, I used "Rust Stain Magic", which is a cleaner with hydrofluoric acid - I'm sure similar products with different names are out there. Be careful and heed all the safety instructions with whatever product you use!
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Re: What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

#5 Post by Ned Gorski » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:23 pm

i Have used CLR calcium lime and rust remover. it will clean it up but doesn't get all the rust.

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#6 Post by Mark Erbesfield » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:30 pm

I believe Vinigar is a good cleaner that is natural, but I don't think it will get rust out.
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Re: What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

#7 Post by jim nelson » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:53 am

Thanks for the recommendations, gents.

Does anyone have a line on the fabric ribbon that ties the bag up?

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#8 Post by Dick Douglass » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:10 pm

Jim,
I share Eric's "Restoration of 356 Tool Kit Bags" from Registry Magazine Volume 30, Number 6 pages 54, 55, and 56. from March/April 2007, with 356 owners who attend our detail clinics or participate in our Concours series.

I see you are from So. Cal. and if you can't find a copy of the article in the magazine or CD from the Registry,if you send me your address I can snail mail you a colored copy.

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#9 Post by jim nelson » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:09 pm

Dick Douglass wrote:Jim,
I share Eric's "Restoration of 356 Tool Kit Bags" from Registry Magazine Volume 30, Number 6 pages 54, 55, and 56. from March/April 2007, with 356 owners who attend our detail clinics or participate in our Concours series.

I see you are from So. Cal. and if you can't find a copy of the article in the magazine or CD from the Registry,if you send me your address I can snail mail you a colored copy.

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Thanks for the reference, Dick, I'm pretty sure I have that issue. I'll check it out.

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Re: What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

#10 Post by Peter Silten » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:05 pm

To remove rust stains on my tool bag, I used a product called Magica Rust remover. It did a decent job. Check out their website for info about the product.

http://www.magicarustremover.com/

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#11 Post by Allen Henderson » Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:11 pm

It would be greatly appreciated if someone would scan (or whatever is required) and provide a .pdf, or web link to Eric's article on cleaning tool kit bags. Thank you!

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#13 Post by Richard Shilling » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:49 pm

I've not tried it on the tool kit bag, but Griots Garage plastic cleaner did wonders on my door panels and instrument panel pad. For rust, the best stuff I've used is Rusteco - http://www.rusteco.com
It's said to be benign and it really does a good job on rust.
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#14 Post by Allen Henderson » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:05 pm

Thank you Simon for posting the link ! I've started the process. Thanks again.

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Re: What's the best cleaner for tool kit bags?

#15 Post by Simon Jensen » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:24 pm

You are welcome Alenn. Good luck with the cleaning. Post some pictures when done ; )
 

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