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Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:22 am
by orvet
Hi Michael, ::welcome:: to AAPK!
I recommend a sonic cleaner. Three or four drops of Dawn dish washing soap and 4 or 5 minutes in the sonic cleaner and you will be surprised at how much gunk comes out of it.

WD-40 is great to remove water but its lubricating qualities are lacking, in my opinion. I use Quick Release Oil, it is the best knife oil I have ever used and I have used most of them.

For light surface rust most of it comes off easily with a #2 pencil. For deeper rust I use a rust eraser, an abrasive made in a rubber material. You basically user it like as eraser.


Like any experimentation it is best to start on old knives you know don't have great value.

Hope this helps. ::tu::

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:36 am
by royal0014
um .... should not the cleaning of knives be posted elsewhere. .. ????
Actually I'm quite certain it is ........

This thread is a "sticky" and is in reference to language and use of civility
in our posts and topics on this forum. ....

It it meant as 'heads up' for the new persons who join (hint, hint) ......

Look before you leap, or post
::tu:: .

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:20 pm
by gsmith7158
michaelpellerin wrote:Let's turn this around: Do You Clean or not Clean Your Vintage Knife Finds?

I love finding vintage knives on ebay or yard sales, but they are usually gungky, and the blades have carbon spots.

Do you leave yours alone, or clean them? I can't stand the carbon spots!

I'm afraid to try and clean mine, for fear of ruining them, but I suspect they've been subjected to a hell of a lot more in the past.

I will use some WD-40 to ease the joints, but have no clue to clean the carbon spots off of the blades, and glue, how do you clean off glue?

Oh, and this is my first post. Hi AAPK Fam!
Hey michaelpellerin You made a slight boo-boo here. This thread is intended as a sort of reprimand board so the moderators can give a warning to folks using foul or improper language on the forums. There are many threads in Knife Repair and Restoration that cover cleaning of knives. :D

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:00 pm
by FRJ
My apologies for bungling my own post which I deleted for the most part. ::facepalm::

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:28 am
by michaelpellerin
Sorry for posting in the wrong forum. I was just trying to bring some levity to the situation. Sometimes my horse sense is actually cow sense. ::dang::

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:12 pm
by espn77
michaelpellerin wrote:I'm sorry for posting in the wrong section. I just wanted to lighten things up.

Sometimes my Horsesense, is actually Cowsensne!

IE: I'm an idiot.
I wouldn't worry to much about it. If that's the worst thing that happens today it will be a good day.

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:25 pm
by jerryd6818
While we're all apologizing, I apologize for what I did to Mary Ellen in third grade.

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:24 pm
by gsmith7158
jerryd6818 wrote:While we're all apologizing, I apologize for what I did to Mary Ellen in third grade.
I'd like to here the details on that episode but we're probably not in the correct thread for that!

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:19 pm
by jerryd6818
It's not what you think ya old pervert. :mrgreen:

I just made that up to be humorus. The reality was not humorus. It was actually 5th grade (Spring of 1955) and I don't recall the girl's name. We were on our way home from school and standing in their garage. She was jumping up and down, laughing and making fun of me (about what, I don't recall). I slugged her in the stomach. That was the only time I ever laid a hand on a female in a violent manner. That was also the last time she made fun of me.

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:45 pm
by gsmith7158
Ah the school yard memories! They were quite awkward at times. ::smirk::

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:37 pm
by Mossdancer
Jerry;
This being 7 months late still holds true. I would bet everyones good recess memories were looking down and the bad ones looking up.
moss

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:30 pm
by TwoFlowersLuggage
In the 3rd grade, I tried to stay as far away from the girls as I could. By the 8th grade, I was trying to get as close to the girls as I could...

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 4:56 pm
by whitebuffalo58
I've always told my sons and grandsons, "chasing girls isn't the problem, catching one is when the real trouble starts". ::nod::


WB :D

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 6:17 pm
by Colonel26
whitebuffalo58 wrote:I've always told my sons and grandsons, "chasing girls isn't the problem, catching one is when the real trouble starts". ::nod::


WB :D

Brahahahahaha! So true!

Re: Let's keep it clean

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:19 am
by celluloidheros
No Swearing, No Drinking, No Smoking.... Gosh Darn it, I left my cigarettes at the bar.