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WD-40?

Postby minimarc123 » Sun Mar 10, 2002 1:00 am

Hold on before you bash it!



I know that WD-40 apparently gunks up a lot, and gets dirty... but I only have one knife which I will open and close a lot, and I like how WD-40 can spray accuratly to shoot out dirt. Plus, so far it's worked really smoothly. With that in mind... is WD-40 ok?



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PS: What's "Steeling" (no... not taking stuff, but the sharpening technique)

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Postby aero_student » Sun Mar 10, 2002 3:38 pm

Nope, never. Use canned air then some real lube like white lightning, ballistol, or miltec.

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Postby glasshartt » Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:11 pm

I use WD-40 to get tape residue off of a blade, but that is about it.

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Postby Gary » Sun Mar 10, 2002 5:13 pm

I like Canned Air, Tuf-Glide and Tuf-Cloth...
never tried Ballistol or Militec...
will not use White Lightning (nothing but a parafin wax)... and never use WD-40 (it is a solvent not a lubricant).

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Postby vampyrewolf » Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:05 pm

Just buy either a quality weapons lube or petrolium oil.


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Postby Sword and Shield » Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:58 pm

To answer your second question, to "steel" a knife is to use a sharpening steel to hone the blade. It's common in kitchens or butcher shops, as users will touch up blades frequently.

Typically, it's a 7-10 inch billet of round steel, finely grooved. The grooves will pull burrs off of the knife edge as the edge is worked across.

Keepin' it real...real sharp, that is.

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Postby sam the man.. » Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:12 pm

ummmm... WD-40 is commonly used as the poor man's lube. Its cheap and effective.. But if you love your knives, stay away from it.. Get militec, ballistol, white lightning or tuff glide.. These will give you a bang for your buck! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby minimarc123 » Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:20 pm

Ok... thanks guys (and glasshart <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>)

I actually have one of those rods in a knife block in my kitchen.

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Postby J Smith » Sun Mar 10, 2002 9:23 pm

I use Rem oil.I am going to get some tuf glide and try it on my knives and guns.WD 40 works great to loosen bolts and as a cleaner but that is about it never,use it on firearms as it will draw moisture.

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Postby toothed » Mon Mar 11, 2002 12:20 pm

I just read something about Alberto VO5 (a hair grooming gel) supposedly being good for protecting dinner silverware from tarnish and corrosion. The ingredients of VO5 is also supposed to be safe around food. If it is good enough for silverware, is it also good enough for use on our knives? This came from a book about household tips using brand name products. Anyone try this or know if this tip is factual and/or advisable?

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Postby SpyderNut » Mon Mar 11, 2002 12:44 pm

This last post reminded me of a actual experience that happenend at the battle of "Frozen Chosin":

There was a solider who's gun constantly froze up in the extreme cold of the mountain ranges. He took some of his "Roots" hair gel, and coated the action of his rifle with it. From that time on, his gun operated smoothly.

So, don't rule out the possiblity of hair goop to work on cutlery. It just might work......<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby glasshartt » Mon Mar 11, 2002 3:21 pm

Spydernut,

I just heard of a better one. A guy in my husband's squadron uses hair mousse on his uniform instead of starch. Supposedly it holds a sharper edge and doesn't flake like the starch does.

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Postby minimarc123 » Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:20 pm

Ok... ok... I'll go check out walmart and see how it goes. I know of white lightning for bikes, what type should I use? I know there are a couple different kinds.

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Added: oh... how hot should I use for water to clean it? boiling, or just from the tap, on G-10. Also, I just read about that guy that got sick from some lubes, which ones are safe to use around food? I'm assuming ballisol, since it's Something "approved." Is this stuff expensive? Can I get it at a walmart, or canadian tire? If it is expensive, what else is effective and suitable with food?

Thanks a lot!

Edited by - minimarc123 on 3/11/2002 9:26:38 PM

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Postby J Smith » Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:42 pm

The wal marts around here don't have much. About the best thing they have is rem oil.SMKW has tuf glide I am going to try it soon.

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Postby Arachnid » Tue Mar 12, 2002 1:23 am

I think I'll have to agree with Ryan on this one. Though I haven't heard much about miltec, Ballistol is the way to go. Try to stear clear of WD-40. It was not meant for this kind of metal, this kind of tool.

Edited by - Arachnid on 3/13/2002 4:17:11 PM

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Postby mr. v » Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:47 am

Spyderco (or at least the American Spyderco plant--I don't know the Japan policies & procedures. . .) uses WD-40 on most of the knives made here. All our G10 models are dunked in a tank of the stuff after being assembled and engraved.

It's used as a CLEANER, though, not a lubricant (we use oil for that). The 'gunking up' problems are avoided by blowing the knives off w/compressed air.

Just FYI,
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