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3006mv
12-19-2013, 11:21 AM
So I didn't have any sticker remover for my wide blade machete I got from midway w/ free shipping. The paint came off with acetone and barely made a dent in the sticker, I ended up using a razor blade to remove it.

Should I repaint it or remove paint and oil or cold blue it?

What finish do you prefer for machetes?

nosuchagency
12-19-2013, 6:57 PM
frankly, at the end of the day, finish is going to be the least of your concerns once you've dispatched 10-20 zombies. now, getting rid of the funky stank after the fact; that's a whole nother matter entirely. I guess what I'm sayin' is don't sweat the small potatoes...

Nismo
12-19-2013, 7:50 PM
Just oil the blade and use it. For a machete, doesn't really matter about finish if you actually use it.

wjc
12-20-2013, 11:04 PM
Just paint some anti-rust automotive paint on it. It's a tool not a '36 Ford Roadster.

oh, and you might want to try a product called "Goo Gone".

It's formulated to safely remove adhesive from stickers.

Explicit
12-23-2013, 1:00 AM
You could do a mustard patina. Just do a search on youtube for instructions. I would def cold blue it tho.

GW
12-24-2013, 1:27 AM
So, what machete did you buy?

3006mv
12-24-2013, 7:13 AM
this one http://www.midwayusa.com/product/127758/cold-steel-heavy-machete-1463-1055-carbon-steel-black-blade-polypropylene-handle-black
it did not come with a sheath like one of their pictures.
I am going to cold blue it when i get another bottle. I sanded down that giant grip to a more comfortable shape and wrapped it in inner tube strip. it is a very good machete for cutting down brush and making kindling. i use a file to keep it sharp. been searching youtube on how to make a pvc sheath for it.

NytWolf
12-24-2013, 8:49 AM
That machete is supposed to have a "baked on anti-rust finish". Specs here. (http://www.coldsteel.com/Product/97HMS/HEAVY_MACHETE.aspx)

With the rash of counterfeits (http://www.coldsteel.com/Counterfeits.aspx), I wouldn't be surprised if it was a counterfeit that you got, especially if you said the sheath wasn't the same even if it did come from a legitimate vendor.

jyo
12-26-2013, 8:16 PM
I bought a couple of Cold Steel machetes ($7 each) many many years ago---been using them to cleanup my large yard. When I first got them, they had large stickers on the side---I applied BreakFree CLP to prevent rust---soaked the stickers as well---after a while the stickers simply slipped off...

holymackrl
01-05-2014, 9:53 AM
So I didn't have any sticker remover for my wide blade machete I got from midway w/ free shipping. The paint came off with acetone and barely made a dent in the sticker, I ended up using a razor blade to remove it.

Should I repaint it or remove paint and oil or cold blue it?

What finish do you prefer for machetes?



just recieved my cold steel " trail hawk" , goo gone got it off but i know what u mean ... tough little sob

3006mv
01-05-2014, 10:40 AM
I need to invest in this goo gone.
So I ended up cold bluing it with birchwoodcasey bluing paste. It tuned out well and I just wipe it down with oil when done using it. I really need to learn to make a PVC or kydex sheath for it now

blazeaglory
01-06-2014, 1:16 PM
That machete is supposed to have a "baked on anti-rust finish". Specs here. (http://www.coldsteel.com/Product/97HMS/HEAVY_MACHETE.aspx)

With the rash of counterfeits (http://www.coldsteel.com/Counterfeits.aspx), I wouldn't be surprised if it was a counterfeit that you got, especially if you said the sheath wasn't the same even if it did come from a legitimate vendor.

I dont know if its Cold Steels QC or counterfeits but I have been reading alot of reviews on Amazon in regards to Cold Steels finish coming off like it was put on with a marker.

On the same note, there are many good reviews as well. It seems some have crappy finish while others have good finish.

And on a side note, its not the point that its "just a tool". The point is, you buy a product that is supposed to be "baked on". I think most people just want what was promised by the seller.