Our family business burned back in January and we aren't rebuilding. We have basically finished the salvage process and now I have some of the tools. The good news is most of the tools were ok, because they were in a fire resistant vault. They are just coated with a layer of black soot since they were in so much smoke.
What's the best way to remove soot from the tools? I got mostly ratchets/sockets/wrenches but there are also a few power tools. Is Kerosene best? What would do a better job? I haven't tried anything yet.