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Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by JMAtactical, Aug 24, 2013.
Ok so what do y'all recommend to use on a coated blade that has rust on it. I was thinking WD40
JMA I would recommend caution using anything to clean the blade until you wash it with hot soapy water and a rag of some sort. Start mild building up on the strength of the agents you choose. I assume you are hoping to restore the crkt you recently picked up. Cool knife, not for me but cool knife. Take it slow so you don't strip that coating off the steel.
When you say "rust"...is it pitted at all or just surface rust? Do exaclty as Werminator says and after that try steel wool or very very fine wet sandpaper with oil. I've used WD40 on steel before and although it gets rid of surface rust, anything deep in the steel will require additional steps. If the rust has pitted the blade, you will need to step up the abrasivenesss. You will see as you go along.
Here is the pic of the rust
Anything abrasive you would use will take off the coating. If you can't get the rust off with a cleaner and a rag it's there to stay....unless you want to remove the lettering as well.
Thank you so much man. I do not want to mess this blade up at all. This blade and what it stands for means a lot to me.
You could try baking soda and vinegar, its not as abrasive as some rust removal chemicals but it does work pretty well on some metals. I refurbished an old set of my dads free weights using baking soda and vinegar as a rust remover and it worked surprisingly well.
I tell you what my friend, it means a lot to all of us.
I personally wouldn't use vinegar if you want the blade to come out looking new. Vinegar is used by some to put a forced patina on steel blades. I don't know the exact chemical action but it isn't going to give you the result I think you are seeking.
Be careful with vinegar!!! It may take the coating off!! I'd also check this stuff out.
What about CLR or a metal cleaning polish? what about that ceramic stove top cleaning stuff.
http://www.ftkltd.com/Cleaning and Polishing Metal.htm
CLR ( THE SOAP TYPE ) & bronze wool .... Same as 000 fine steel wool; but its not.
Don't go Gorilla on it..... Nice & easy does it.... evv..e..rry time.
Ya I will look into clr. Here are some new pics I took of the knife just for fun
You can first degrease the blade with brake cleaner of a gun degreaser spray if you so desire . For removing rust, WD- 40 is a good thing to try first because it is unlikely to do any damage . If the rust remains, I might try some Liquid Wrench original or PB Blaster .
To keep the rust away , I'd first degrease the blade and then coat it with BreakFree CLP .
OP. If the rust is till on the blade, i would try this: http://www.gunzilla.us/
Sprat it on, and let it sit fro 24 hours. Wipe it off, and see if it needs a second application. If it does, repeat step one, and after the second application spray some on the blade, and scrub it with a nylon bristle brush. If it will take rust off of a blued barrel without damaging the blueing, it should work on the coating on that blade.