Multitool.org Forum
+-

Hello Lurker! Remove this ad and much more by logging in.


Scale polishing and cleaning

england Offline Benner

  • Global Tuffy
  • *
  • Absolute Zombie Club
  • *********
    • Posts: 28,081
  • Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Scale polishing and cleaning
on: August 29, 2007, 08:24:12 PM
As the new proud owner of a used swisschamp, I am wanting to give the scales some tlc to brighten up it's appearance.

Anyone have any tips?

Benner
I'm back!!


ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

  • Head Turd Polisher
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Just Bananas
  • *
    • Posts: 66,017
  • Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Scale polishing and cleaning
Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 08:29:34 PM
http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=153&Itemid=35

You can also get decent results with metal polish or even toothpaste.  Of course if you want new scales, that's pretty easy too! 

www.rotokid.sosakonline.com

Def
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


england Offline Benner

  • Global Tuffy
  • *
  • Absolute Zombie Club
  • *********
    • Posts: 28,081
  • Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Scale polishing and cleaning
Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 08:52:26 PM
Cheers Def!

I almost just PM'd you with the question to speed up the process!  ;D

Do new scales simply click on?
I'm back!!


Offline joebw

  • *
  • Hero Member
  • *****
    • Posts: 561
Re: Scale polishing and cleaning
Reply #3 on: August 29, 2007, 09:56:21 PM
A vise with padded jaws seems to work best for me.  I remove one side and replace it then do the other to avoid getting one side on unevenly.

Joe


ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

  • Head Turd Polisher
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Just Bananas
  • *
    • Posts: 66,017
  • Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Scale polishing and cleaning
Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007, 11:21:03 PM
I have to wonder if I have these sites for a reason! :P

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=35

Of course that's just the removal... to put them on, Joe hit it right on the money.  If you don't have a vise you can also use pliers, but be careful.  Use large ones with a slip jointed mouth, open them up as far as they'll go and put something in there to help even the pressure- something flat, long and reasonably stiff.

Def
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


england Offline Benner

  • Global Tuffy
  • *
  • Absolute Zombie Club
  • *********
    • Posts: 28,081
  • Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: Scale polishing and cleaning
Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007, 03:55:27 PM
Thanks for the tips guys.

My SAK is now looking all nice and shiney  8)
I'm back!!


ca Offline Grant Lamontagne

  • Head Turd Polisher
  • Administrator
  • *
  • Just Bananas
  • *
    • Posts: 66,017
  • Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Scale polishing and cleaning
Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007, 04:48:58 PM
Excellent!  Always nice to fix up a tired old knife and make it your own!

Def
Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.


 

Donations

Operational Funds

Help us keep the Unworkable working!
Donate with PayPal!
May Goal: $300.00
Due Date: May 31
Total Receipts: $77.16
PayPal Fees: $3.91
Net Balance: $73.25
Below Goal: $226.75
Site Currency: USD
24% 
May Donations

Community Links


Powered by EzPortal