Rust removal/curing on blade

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by BeyondTheBox, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I'm not a big knife guy. I mean, I own several and always do, but I don't take care of them. I don't even sharpen them when they dull. I just toss them aside and buy a new one. But I'm looking to change that. I've got this old hunting knife I've used and had for years. Sat around and just found it again, sharp as ever, but rust spots all over. Is there anything I can do here? It still works and probably will for a while, so no big deal if I can't, I'll replace it eventually. Just curious...

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  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Wd40 and a fine steel wool is what I would do. Then use protectant on metal after that.
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Okay, I've got some 0000 steel will around here somewhere, should serve nicely. Thanks for the suggestion!

    I guess it was either that or another round of donations! ; D
     
  4. Dan308

    Dan308 New Member

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    I was gonna say Flitz
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    An didn't even think of it. You would know best though.
     
  6. griffin81

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    0000 steel wool and break fluid works well
     
  7. BeyondTheBox

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    Well my steel wool was gone so I used sos pad. It removed the orange on surface but I can see the only way to keep it from coming back would be to remove a whole layer of metal. So I'm just going to let it ride and consider it a battle scar proving worth and usefulness. Lol

    Thanks for the suggestions fellas.
     
  8. nosaj

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    The rust is on the surface. With some patience and alot of rubbing.....it wil come off. Try a little bit each day...using different rubbing solutions. WD 40, blaster(penetrating oil), vinegar, ......
     
  9. BeyondTheBox

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    Okay, patience definitely not my strong suit, but a bit a day isn't too hard at all. I'll have time tomorrow, car in shop, so I'll give it another go or two. Used brake fluid today, will try braklean or wd40 tomorrah.

    Thanks for encouragement