Hey Fuzzy https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,71054.0.html
Nice one, HG! Carried the SideClip for the last day of the anything challenge. (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
Holy moly that is shiny. I was thinking of a full disassemble and blueing mine. Thoughts? Also what are size 5star security torx are these?
Ok GLB...how did you get that tool so shiny? I must to to my tool. Must must.
1750RPM motor with 8" medium cloth polishing wheel and stainless steel compound. Disassembled tool completely and polished everything, even the inside of the handles to make it more rust resistant. I don't want an oil covered tool in my nice clothes pockets, so I rarely oil the polished Sideclip. No rust so far. The whole job was fairly easy with the 8" polishing wheel setup. Be careful if you use a 3450RPM 6" wheel, as it makes the steel to hot and leaves polishing streaks wherever there are markings on the handles. If you have a 3450RPM wheel, be careful or use a variac to drop the RPM of the motor. I use a variac on the 1750 motor to make it slower for SAK scales and plastics.
From the pics, you are already starting with the shiny version SideClip (unlike the matte version glbm stated with) so it may not be as hard to get it polished metal polish may get you the results you want
Think I can do this with a Dremel and polishing attachment?
Since you have the non matte version I would just carefully sand off the logo. I did this to my Mini tool and it looks stock. Sand with the existing sander lines and it will look stock.
That would look nice too. But, that said, I think he is after the Swiss-style polish.______________________I would note that when undertaking a mirror polish on a Leatherman, don't let tiny imperfections lead you to over-polish. There is a point where polishing out tiny imperfections will make the surface look "wavy". Think of the surface like a wood table with veneer. Once you sand too deep, you have a lot of work to make it look good again with getting the primary surface evened out.
Nice and shiny GLBM!