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Old 10-16-2021, 11:44 AM
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Default Surface rust removal ?

What's the best way to remove this rust without damaging the finish? It won't come off when scraping w/ my fingernail. Assuming I will need to dismantle it. The steel is Nitro-V.





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Old 10-16-2021, 2:13 PM
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rub it with a penny
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Old 10-16-2021, 6:16 PM
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Wd40 with extra fine steel wood should do the trick
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Old 10-16-2021, 8:42 PM
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Aero kroil and bronze wool.
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Start with oil on a paper towel and some elbow grease. If that doesn't work you can move up to oil and steel wool. Kroil or WD40 as mentioned work, but really any oil is fine. You can also rub with a oil and wooden dowel.
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rub it with a penny

Itís to be a copper penny which I believe is pre-1979 but donít quote me on that Google it

I did this on a bookmark with great results just use a spray of WD-40 Oregon oil and scrub away with the penny edge


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Magica paste works well from what I recall.
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Old 10-18-2021, 1:20 PM
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Itís to be a copper penny which I believe is pre-1979 but donít quote me on that Google it
happened to have minor rust on one knife, I googled it...pre-1982 and IT WORKS.
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Old 10-18-2021, 4:12 PM
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Tried a pencil eraser - didn't do much other than fade it a bit.

Then tried some Kroil and a '60s penny. Worked ok on the frame, but kind of discolored the blade (enough to bother me) and yet there are still faint stains where the corrosion was.

I talked to Millit (who made it) and they're gonna fix it up for me for a few bucks.
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WHAT DID YOU DO?
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Lighten up, Francis. I got it that way (for free).
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Old 10-20-2021, 11:45 AM
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Wd40 with extra fine steel wood should do the trick
This has always worked for me, even on blued steel.
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I have a D2 blade with the weirdest spotting. I'm going to try the ideas here on opposite side of blade to see which works best.
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Try flitz metal polish, the green one. I've had great luck removing MINOR surface rust. If that doesn't work. Try 0000 steel wool. I'm surprised that steel rusted.
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Old 11-24-2021, 2:35 PM
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I actually sent it to Millit (the maker) and they cleaned it up real nice for about $40 shipping included.

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Remember that the rust is not on the knife, it’s in the knife. Some of the knifes material has turned to rust and if you remove it all, you’ll have a small depression where ever the rust was. Best you can do is remove the rust and then do something to prevent its return. It will never be as new again.
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