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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by MICHAEL T, Oct 20, 2013.

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  1. MICHAEL T

    MICHAEL T Member

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    I have some minor scratches on my Laredo Bowie What's best way to remove them
     
  2. Valkman

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    If it's a shiny finish I'd buff them out with some type of buffer and polishing compound.
     
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    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Don,

    You want to get the guy gutted after the buffer snatches it from his hands and toss it?

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    It depends upon how deep they are. If they're just minor scratches you can use some Wenol/Flitz/... and a very soft cloth and buff them out by hand.

    If they don't come out that way, you may need to look for some compound from the autobody supply and work at it with a will.

    The last thing I would recommend is grabbing onto the thing and approaching a buffer unless you have some experience with that sort of thing. Flying sharp pointy things aren't gentle on your pink bits.
     
  4. MICHAEL T

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    No buffer I will try Flitz first.
     
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    I have used the buffing discs on a Dremel and automotive buffing compound with good sucess. I put the knife handle in a pipe vise and went to town
     
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    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Be careful to watch how it progresses since you may need to go over the entire blade to make sure you don't end up with a visible wear spot.
     
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    I was thinking more of a Dremel-type buffer wheel but no taking sharp knives into a regular buffing wheel is not something I advise. I've done it many times to get the final "look" but I know how to do it without skewering myself.
     
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    I never had any luck buffing scratches out unless they are very minor surface scuffs.

    If they are deep enough to qualify as scratches?

    The buffer follows them and you just end up with shiny scratches.

    If they are that deep, the only way I have found to get rid of them is hand rubbing them out with a flat block, progressively finer grades of black emery paper, and oil.

    Then buffing as the final finish again.

    rc
     
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    Me, personally ... I'd leave them. Adds character. Tells a story.

    But then, I'm odd like that.
     
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    +1 RC. Buffing scratches might hide them in certain light. But catch the right angle, and they pop out in 3D.

    This why I prefer carbon steel blades. Nature gave us patinas to hide scratches.
     
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