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How do I get my connecting rods cleaned up for assembly?

Hello guys I have issues with my connecting rods. i will not be putting my engine together until another month and I just got all my stuff back from the part shop and I have my connecting rods sitting inside a box sprayed with liquuid wrench to help keep it from rusting. But on some of the rods from the guys handling them there is rust spots all over my rods and where my rod bearing go to. Also some slight surface rust on the capscrew bolts. I bought some mineral spirits to clean them up with but using a shop towel is not taking it off. What can I use to get it all off so I can put them in plastic bags and coat them with oil too keep them from rusting any more till I go to build it? Do I use a wire brush or emery cloth? Too me that is a little rough to use. Hope someone who has built many motors can help me out.
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Use a scotch brite pad or a wire brush that has brass bristles ,not steel. Preferably I would go with the scotch brite pads. The green ones should take the surface rust right off.
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Hey man thanks so much for the help. i would have not thought of that. i will pick up some tomorrow and dunk them in oil them bag them.
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