I'm getting th D'fly with super blue when it comes out and looking forward to it. I think I'll do what I can to keep th pivit corrosion fre and let th blade patina naturally.Liquid Cobra wrote: Super blue was such a rush, I can't help but feel let down by this process. If M4 is as tough as people say it is, and it's this resistant to rust it truly is a super steel.
Loosen all the body (scale/liner) screws and clip screws. Loosen the pivot screw on one side a lot or take it out. Tighten the other pivot screw all the way until it pulls th pivot pin all the way to th screw head. Then loosen that same screw about 3/4 of a turn. Then put the other pivot screw in and snug it until the pivot is as tight as you want it. Check the blade centering before snugging the body screws. Hopefully it will be centered. If it is barely snug one scale screw on one side. Then barly snug the same screw on the other side. Repeat on the other 4 screws. Hopefully the blad will still b centred. If it is snug all the screws nice and tight but don't strip them. If you are worried about them working loose, use loc-tite. If the blade is not centered during this procss it can be corrected by bending the handle back and forth with the screws loose but tighten them when the blade is positioned. If this doesn't make sense it's because I didn't explain it good enough. I think you will get the idea though. The main thing is to get the pivot adjusted before tightening the other screws. Good luck.Liquid Cobra wrote:That looks really great, nice and even. Mine is darker than it was but kind of blotchy. Also, putting it back together the blade is way off center.
I have forced patina 2 or 3 times by using vinegar and sticking a blade inside a whole potato. How do you add air exactly? I've heard this before but since I can't picture how to add air it doesn't make sense to me.Apophis wrote:I have experimented some with forced patinas in the past. Adding air into mix is key to speeding things up.
I was thinking it was more complicated. Right now I'm thinking about taking a fish tank air hose and running the hose to the bottom of the glass of vinegar the blade is standing in. Then bubbles would come up all around the blade.Holland wrote:just by taking the blade out of the vinegar for a couple minutes every half hour adds air. it will make the blade patina a lot fast than just leaving it in the vinegar the whole time
Exactly. And it you REALLY want to speed it up, scrub it with a tooth brush or green scotch bright pad when you take it out. This amazing BLACK "paste" forms IMMEDIATELY. If you wipe it off, you're kinda back to square one. But if you let it set up for a couple minutes, it's permanent.Holland wrote:just by taking the blade out of the vinegar for a couple minutes every half hour adds air. it will make the blade patina a lot fast than just leaving it in the vinegar the whole time