How to clean rust off crampons?

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    Jane Mackay
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    My hiking crampons have got spots of rust on them. Can anyone recommend a way to clean it off that’s not further damaging? At this point it’s surface rust.
    Thanks!

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    jamessprag2020 on #62781

    Use steel wool to clean off any surface rust that shows up and put a very light coating of oil on them using a rag. Crampons can be sharpened using a flat file but again, do not sharpen them to a point. Sharp points could cause them to break, so just sharpen them enough to do the job you need them to do.

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    Jane Mackay on #62782

    Thanks very much, James.

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