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How do you clean your scales ? 1284

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,939
How do you clean your scales ?
« on: November 17, 2012, 11:51:32 PM »
  Other than putting my sak's in a sheath, my scales seem to get jacked up ! Do you guys know of anything to rub them out with, For some reason i like to keep them perfect, to some extent.

CHEERS
No Life Club Posts: 3,052
Re: How do you clean your scales ?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 12:11:07 AM »
A while back I bought a used CT29.

The ruby scales were fairly scuffed as had already been pointed out by the seller prior to the sale.
I had read elsewhere that Brasso worked wonders - and it did. Honestly the scales buffed up like new, all of 10 minutes work.

Hope this helps.


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,939
How do you clean your scales ?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 12:17:57 AM »
A while back I bought a used CT29.

The ruby scales were fairly scuffed as had already been pointed out by the seller prior to the sale.
I had read elsewhere that Brasso worked wonders - and it did. Honestly the scales buffed up like new, all of 10 minutes work.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you

CHEERS
Full Member Posts: 181
Re: How do you clean your scales ?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 12:27:48 AM »
I sand the scales first with 400 and 600 grit wet or dry sandpaper to remove scratches.  Then I use the Beall Wood Buff  (http://www.bealltool.com/products/buffing/buffer.php) using the Tripoli and White Diamond buffs.  It's an admittedly expensive solution if you are only polishing scales, but it raises a mirror finish in no time.  It takes longer to change buffs than to polish the scales. When you finish the scales look as good as, or better than, new.
No Life Club Posts: 4,725 I'm an Adult?!?! When did that happen?
Re: How do you clean your scales ?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 01:28:58 AM »
I use a Micro-Mesh surface restoration kit.

http://www.amazon.com/Micro-mesh-Kr-70-Acylic-Restoration-Kit/dp/B004Q6IPY2

I have had mine for years and it's paid for itself many time over.

these "cushioned abrasives" are what is used to polish Aircraft windows to remove surface crazing and scratches.
If you work up through the grades to 6000 grit and then finish with the liquid it really is a better than new finish.

detailed usage instructions...
http://www.sisweb.com/micromesh/reference/kr70_kit.htm

Full Member Posts: 114 Tourist Season in the Alps
Re: How do you clean your scales ?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 01:38:22 AM »
I use Mothers Mag & Aluminum polish. It runs about $8.00 for 141 grams. It will polish plastic and stainless steel with minimum effort. Trust me. It is good stuff.
Hero Member Posts: 694 Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
Re: How do you clean your scales ?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 02:18:08 AM »
For a long time i use Displex. It is a scratch remover paste for the displays of cell phones.
I use the red one and it works wonders.  :tu:
But is not suitable for old SAK's scales, it will melt them.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2012, 02:20:31 AM by MARIOS7319 »

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,517 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: How do you clean your scales ?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 10:26:37 AM »
I don't bother - scratches are perfectly fine in my book.



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