Removing Gunk from Scissors Blades

After using my heavy shears to cut duct tape, the blades were all sticky with the glue. It suddenly occurred to me that hand sanitizer gel (the high alcohol content stuff) might just cut through the crud if rubbed with a paper towel or old washcloth. Sure enough, the blades came clean, and were germ-free to boot! I've also used liquid isopropyl alcohol to remove crud from the hinges of a pocket knife after someone "borrowed" it to cut messy foods. That worked too. The individually packaged wound wipes will also cut through most gunk.

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By Eileen M. from Elk Grove, CA

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October 19, 20110 found this helpful

What a great idea! I've used alcohol pads to clean my scissors for years, but I can see how the gel would work better for heavy shears. I am definitely going to try that.

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October 19, 20110 found this helpful

I found some Fiskars scissors with black teflon blades which will cut double faced tape without getting gunky. I bought them for the size and realized after I got home that they will cut gunky tape.

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October 30, 20110 found this helpful

I used dawn liquid dish soap on my scissors in the area that does not come apart and it worked great. Now they move freely again.

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February 12, 20130 found this helpful

GooGone works too. All you need is a tiny bit.

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August 14, 20150 found this helpful

I tried the hand sanitizer and it worked well. I have also used Goo-gone, but the odour is awful.

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