Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby leggo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:09 pm

orvet wrote:
leggo wrote:Mothers
Blue Magic
SemiChrome
Turtle Wax red and the white compound.
If you've ever used any of those 5 metal polishes...how do they compare to Flitz ?
I've used all three on cars and bikes with good results.


In my opinion you can't beat SemiChrome for aluminum. I used it on my CB750 Honda to polish the case, worked great!
I don't like it as well on knives as I like Blue Magic. I think it is my fav of those mentioned here.
That said, California Custom's Purple Metal Polish is my favorite of all metal polishes!
Though it is a bit pricy at $14 for a 12 oz bottle. http://www.californiacustom.com/purple_ ... olish.html


Yea Dale I've wondered about the California Purple ,I'll give it a try .I've seen it and never bought it because of the price...but if it beats the others it's worth it. ::tu::

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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby TripleF » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:32 pm

Just finished this CAMCO 772 today
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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:38 pm

Ran on to these videos on rust removal. Don't know if it works or not but thought I'd post 'em up and y'all can decide for yourselves.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAI5SF3NBqg[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlcL_vHODkc[/youtube]
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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby deltaboy » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:37 pm

Thanks ::tu:: Good tips.
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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust..I Pitting How To

Postby deltaboy » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:40 pm

TripleF wrote:Just finished this CAMCO 772 today



Well done it looks factory New.
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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby TripleF » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:34 pm

Thanks deltaboy!!!

Vinegar removes rust from axe heads I know that for a fact! ::nod::
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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby Edgewise » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:21 pm

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The tang of my prized Ablett got rusty through my prize neglect. ::dang:: I squirted oil in and worked the blade in a panic, then thought that oil prevents not stops rust. ::doh:: I also saw mention of wd40 on AAPK.
I have Fitz polish but can't disassemble the knife to reach the area around the pivot pin.
Do I degrease and then use wd40? Do I soak in vinegar? Do I bitch slap myself? ::undecided::
Getting to those hidden cracks and places is my problem. The exposed blade now has a liberal coating of ren wax. ::paranoid::
Is there hope for the tang? (is there hope for me?) ::disgust::
I also notice that the fine edge of some of my blades is prone to rust before the rest of the blade. Is ren wax enough to prevent that?

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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby TripleF » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:22 pm

I would start by slapping myself, but then you should be ok.

Getting in and down around the pivot pin is near impossible, but you might try some dental floss. Then high pressure water and dawn liquid soap.
Then WD-40. Then compressed air.

Soaking in vinegar will make a patina that'll be tough to remove, BUT.....pouring a little vinegar then adding a little baking powder will create a "fizz" and may do some deeper cleaning.

Wax and polish are the last steps to a cleaned/polished knife.

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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby stagman » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:06 pm

Just got a old knife (fixed) that needs this process....where do I purchase
all the different sandpaper grits and fine steel wool and what is the cost for this stuff
Really great results and looking forward to trying this out
thanks guys

Will

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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby TripleF » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:42 pm

stagman wrote:Just got a old knife (fixed) that needs this process....where do I purchase
all the different sandpaper grits and fine steel wool and what is the cost for this stuff
Really great results and looking forward to trying this out
thanks guys

Will



Hey Will

I buy my stuff from ebay. Look for assorted sandpaper.
You should be able to begin for less than $40.00.

Keep us posted!
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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby stagman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:28 am

Thanks Scott..got a great old stag fixed blade and really look forward
to getting into this....will keep ya posted.

Will

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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby stagman » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:36 pm

Hey Scott...when you say sand left to right and then up & down....on a fixed
blade knife, do you just sand the length of the blade up & down with your strokes ???
Have not even got the knife yet, should be here in next 2 days
I will try to take before and after pics
Ordered the sandpaper & steel wool from ebay today

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Re: Knife Polishing Removing Rust Pitting How To

Postby TripleF » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:19 pm

Hey Will.......knife makes no difference.

Sandpaper is resting, face up on a hard flat surface. I hold the knife in my hand and swipe left to right, right to left.......like a real fast waving ::welcome:: motion.

Then up and down, down and up like the opposite.

Change grits when the knife begins toshow a blurry image of you, then change again, then again until all you can see the different colors in your eyeball pupil!!
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