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Sodbuster question

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by conw, Jul 11, 2008.

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What to do?

Poll closed Jul 14, 2008.
  1. You should have taken better care, SM kill yoo now

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Drop it in a vat of seething acids

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Abandon hope

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ask Steve

    6 vote(s)
    54.5%
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  1. conw

    conw Member

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    Hi,

    Still love my Sodbuster Jr. But the brass lining where the blade folds in (all along the inside of the scales) is getting kind of tarnished and discolored. I take good care of the blade...but what should I do about the brass? It doesn't REALLY matter...but it'd be nice if it stayed shiny.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

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    Shooting From The Hip . . .

    Paper towel, folded to fit snug in between liners.

    Brasso. (Or other polish)

    Elbow grease.

    Rinse.

    Dry.

    Oil the pivot.

    Should just about do it.
     
  3. Valkman

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    Brasso should do it, but I voted for the seething vat. :)
     
  4. conw

    conw Member

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    Thanks AG and valk. The paper towel thing minus Brasso don't work so hot (well it doesn't completely remove the tarnish), but I will work on getting a polish.

    And *sigh* valkman, that was such a red herring. Everyone knows that vats of seething acids are only good for a patina! :neener:
     
  5. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

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    Hoist By My Own Petard

    Oh, gawd.

    And it's from [post=4357143]one of my own posts[/post].
     
  6. Valkman

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    Actually I'd remove those brass liners and replace them with titanium - done it before but I didn't want to give you ideas. :)

    This is a 048 Case with Ti and Snakewood.
     

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  7. conw

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    You say cauldron and I say vat...

    You say pa-TEE-na and I say pa-TYE-na...

    Let's just call the whole thiiiiing off...
     
  8. Zeke/PA

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    It's only oxidation common with brass.
    +1 on the metal polish- elbow grease posts.
    Zeke
     
  9. hso

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    q-tip + metal polish + patient polishing = shiny liners

    soft cloth wrapped around flat metal ruler + metal polish + patient polishing = shiny liners
     
  10. sm

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    *lol*

    I voted for option 1 and 4 . *smile*


    -Pipe cleaners.
    -Semichrome by Happich.

    A note about pipe cleaners.
    Dill's makes two kinds, yellow package is soft, red is coarse. Use the yellow/soft ones.

    Check the off brands, to make sure (a) they are like the yellow/soft, (b) not the chenille used for making party favors and crafts.

    Semichrome by Happich is something that was in my life when I was born, it still is the best IMO/IME. Flitz and these others were not even around for a long time, or not around my parts anyway.

    I base this on actual testing, on various metals, and looking under a microscope to see how well it polished. Metals run from brass, copper, carbon, tool steels to precious metals like sterling silver, gold, and platinum.

    I have been testing another one, and am satisfied with it
    Super Premium Polishing Paste
    (Made in the USA, RTZ Distributors , SR0201, bar code 10776 01002)
    It is not Semichrome, still it is a pink color and sure is similar in use, and performance.

    Semi chrome as does Super, leaves a protective finish.

    These work great on the back of a legal pad, to strop, then to get even a higher polish, use newspaper.


    -Semichrome is one trick I use in salt water settings, or suggest to those with skin pH that tends to rust everything.

    -Johnson's Paste Wax is another.

    Unlike RIG (Rust Inhibiting Grease) which is great! These do not attract sand, grit, dust and dirt, once applied and buffed down.


    Currently I am EDC-ing a Queen Mini-Trapper, with Blue Bone, a numbered 1999 Collectors Club, with ATS-34 blades, has engraved liners.
    Real nice looking inside there and seeing the scroll work all nice and shiny.

    Semichrome has kept this protected, and was what I used to strop this knife after free hand sharpening.

    I pulled out all the stops and got a bit "trick" and used some old proven tips in preserving this knife before EDC-ing it, and it has held up.

    Some folks would cringe if they knew what all I have been using this knife for.
    Some have, especially after seeing what it is.

    Just a friggin' tool...these sharp and pointy things.
     
  11. conw

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    Thanks everyone. The pipe cleaners seem to be just what the doctor ordered. The ruler is def too big, and the q-tips I already tried but had to cut down. That's okay because again, I'm not too worried about this, but I always like a) shinier things and b) additions to my knowledge base.

    :)

    Youse guys are great.
     
  12. JTW Jr.

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    thats what I have done , I used Flitz.

    FYI: I picked # 4 ;)
     
  13. conw

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    4 seems to be the best option, and I certainly prefer it to 1. At least no one has chosen 3.
     
  14. Brian Dale

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    Even 1 is better than 3. ;)

    I used to be a chemist, so I'm unable to resist choosing 2 in the poll, even though in real life I choose 4 like most folks. Answer 4 works: I've always used Brasso and elbow grease, but there's no appreciable protective effect.

    I've got to try some Semichrome; it'll be fun.
     
  15. sixgunner455

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    I'd probably do exactly nothing. :D
     
  16. Joe Demko

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    I'd follow a kind of Buddhist path and not be attached to shiney liners.
     
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