on what your Leatherman tool has been exposed to, there are several
cleaning methods to consider.
your tool has been exposed to salt water or marine environments,
it should be thoroughly rinsed in fresh water, dried, and lubricated
with a water-displacing product. If stains or rust spots appear,
refer to the "Rust and Corrosion" section above for removal
debris or sticky substances have accumulated between the blades,
your Leatherman tool may also be cleaned in a mild solution of detergent
remove tar and similar substances, clean your Leatherman tool with
turpentine or other mineral spirits. Do not use chlorine products.
cleaning, dry the tool and apply a light machine oil or a water-displacing
product (WD-40) to force out moisture trapped in the joints. This
also helps protect the tool from further corrosion and sticking.