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Preventing wrought rust

P. McKinley Sep 7, 2011

  1. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley knifemaker formerly known as "Dacks" Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I've been playin' around with some old wrought iron wagon wheel lately. I've made a couple of guards and some smaller fittings so far. Interesting and beautiful..... I love working with it.

    But, after shaping, etching and polishing the high ridges with 2000 grit, I'm unable to prevent it from rusting up in the etched depressions.

    What's your trick?
     
  2. OxBlood

    OxBlood I'm your huckleberry

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    A white vinegar bath will remove rust.
    To give it a protective coating just heat it up black hot & brush on some beeswax, oil, whatever you want.
     
  3. P. McKinley

    P. McKinley knifemaker formerly known as "Dacks" Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    ..... and if its already on the knife? (he asks impishly)
     
  4. shakie

    shakie knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Try a company called Eastwood. It is an automotive restoration catalog, they have a few rust encapsulating and converting products. maybe they have something to help you. :shakie:
     
  5. 50calmike

    50calmike 50 caliber Devil

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    You could also use Renaissance wax. Just heat it up until it is liquid and wipe it on, works pretty good in my experience.
     
  6. Meridian Blades

    Meridian Blades Got Wood? Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I use eezox. :devil1:
     
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  7. GEEZER

    GEEZER Beware The Ides of March Brigade Member

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    Been using this on my rifles that are used to -20f.

    Good stuff!

    The more I've thought about this, eezox is a great idea!
     
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  8. hoser

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    So is this RUST beginning to form or patina? It's Rex45 steel and before purchasing, want to know what I'm dealing with and how to fix (if needed)?
     

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