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I dissolved my SAK! 2261

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I dissolved my SAK!
« on: September 13, 2008, 04:49:50 PM »
I was cleaning my SAK with some rubbing alcohol and some of it got on the red plastic scales. As I wiped the alcohol off, the paper towel got streaked with red.  Rubbing alcohol will eat away at the plastic scales a wee bit.  Not sure if the same thing will happen with mineral spirits.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 04:51:31 PM by shamus »
No Life Club Posts: 3,699 Smells like tar and smoke.
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 04:53:17 PM »
same thing happened to me some 20 yrs ago :D

i cleaned my sak,with nail polish remover,that i used to clean scale model glue and paint stains.....and the spirit softened the scales.


i can maybe trade,if you sent your SAK here ill give you new-like scales :D :D
No Life Club Posts: 4,230 I just don't know what went wrong.
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 04:56:21 PM »
I did this once with my brain.

I have yet to recover. =|

I always look like this now:
:climber:

Got those frog legs.
No Life Club Posts: 3,699 Smells like tar and smoke.
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 04:56:58 PM »
I did this once with my brain.

I have yet to recover. =|

I always look like this now:
:climber:


thats good one :D
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 04:58:05 PM »
Yep, rubbing alcohol (and the hardcore variety propan-2-ol), any acetone, lighter fluid and many other petroleum based fluids will munch through your SAK scales :(

Best to stick with warm (not hot) water and soap really.  If you need to use a SAK in environments where it could come into contact with chemicals its best to go with a nylon scaled SAK or even better alox.

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 05:29:37 PM »
Yep, rubbing alcohol (and the hardcore variety propan-2-ol), any acetone, lighter fluid and many other petroleum based fluids will munch through your SAK scales :(

Best to stick with warm (not hot) water and soap really.  If you need to use a SAK in environments where it could come into contact with chemicals its best to go with a nylon scaled SAK or even better alox.

Neil

I like that last statement :cheers:
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Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 05:33:56 PM »
it's a good point shamus, thx for sharing/warning us! :salute:

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Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 07:14:16 PM »
Thanks for the heads up mate :cheers:

The same applies to certain brands of insect repelant too ;)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008, 08:14:08 PM »
Forgot that one!  Deet loves SAKs to eat!

In fact when you think of all the stuff that munches on SAK scales its amazing any of them survive ;)

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2008, 08:35:14 PM »
The damage was not that bad; just some slight whitish hazing. To fix that, I wiped on some rubbing alcohol to re-soften the scales. The I buffed the scales with a paper towel which smoothed them out.
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Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2008, 11:03:43 PM »
I still like their Eco scales the best.. No finger prints or scratches!

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Multitool.org Main Site Manager Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,287
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2008, 11:48:53 PM »
If only they inlaid the shield :(

Neil

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
No Life Club Posts: 3,994 Improvise.
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2008, 01:24:53 AM »
I still like their Eco scales the best.. No finger prints or scratches!

I have a Sportsman II with the economy scales...I like them a lot better than the "higher grade" cellidor...the ecos are much more tactile.

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Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2008, 02:06:15 AM »
I use fun solvents all the time, but my squatter (eco scales) seems to have held up well.


I still wouldn't turn up to a party with less than Cellidor or Alox Scales

(I can't wait to get my Stainless scales redone with cutout for the corkscrew on my Waiter)
« Last Edit: September 14, 2008, 02:18:51 AM by Nomad »
No Life Club Posts: 4,120 "Survival must be earned"-Klingon Proverb
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2008, 02:53:07 PM »
FYI, nail polish remover is acetone based.  Acetone EATS plastic and fiberglass :oops:

Keep any acetone based products away from plastic , fiberglass, micarta, and any other polymers.

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,375 Sing, Michael, sing. On the route of the 19 Bus!
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2008, 12:03:36 AM »
I would recommend the carbon fibre scales that Rotokid sells. They need a bit of working as they come in pretty rough-cut slabs, but if you fancy a bit of manageable modding - it is very satisfying.




No Life Club Posts: 4,783 I miss Benner
Re: I dissolved my SAK!
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2008, 01:08:42 AM »
Nice I might just try that!

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