Salt 1 Pocket Clip

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Salt 1 Pocket Clip

Postby jaypowell0185 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:41 pm

I have been carrying a salt one for about two months now and absolutely love it. It has replaced my super blue delica for pocket time. The only thing I don't like is the black pocket clip. I wish it came with a polished clip. So I am wondering what grit sand paper should I use to sand off the black paint and polish the clip (Think tenacious clip). I think I am going to leave the barrel nut black.Oh and I do not own a dremel so everything will be done by hand. Thanks in advance

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Postby xceptnl » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:16 pm

jaypowell0185 wrote:I have been carrying a salt one for about two months now and absolutely love it. It has replaced my super blue delica for pocket time. The only thing I don't like is the black pocket clip. I wish it came with a polished clip. So I am wondering what grit sand paper should I use to sand off the black paint and polish the clip (Think tenacious clip). I think I am going to leave the barrel nut black.Oh and I do not own a dremel so everything will be done by hand. Thanks in advance
I would start with a quality wet/dry 400 grit and go up from there. The clip is not stainless steel, it is titanium so that may affect your final result. On another note, they look great when heat anodized.
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Postby Jeremy_A_Neel » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:36 pm

I personally like the black coating on the clips. Looks cool when the paint starts to wear off.
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Postby Fred Sanford » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:43 pm

Head out to your local hardware store and get some paint stripper in a spray can. Spray on the clip....let sit 10 minutes. Wipe off paint. Lightly sand with a scotch-brite pad. Done. Takes about 30 mins total and costs less than $10.

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Postby SimpleIsGood229 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:54 am

Using a flat object as a backer, such as a small piece of wood, start with 320 grit wet dry. If that doesn't quite eat through the paint, drop down to 220 grit. Bring it up to about 400 grit, being sure to keep your polish lines straight and going completely from end to end without lifting off in the middle. Finish it off with gray Scotchbrite to even out the polish, again going from one to the other--it's amazing what it can do. As someone whose job involves the regular polishing of metal, I can tell you that this will work beautifully!
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Postby JBE » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:29 am

David Lowry wrote:Head out to your local hardware store and get some paint stripper in a spray can. Spray on the clip....let sit 10 minutes. Wipe off paint. Lightly sand with a scotch-brite pad. Done. Takes about 30 mins total and costs less than $10.

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This...I forgot the name of the stuff that used to be heavily recommended for doing this, but it works great!!! Leaves a nice, flat ti finish to the clip when you're done
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:06 am

I like the idea of stripping it and heat anodizing it.
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Postby jaypowell0185 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:53 pm

David Lowry wrote:Head out to your local hardware store and get some paint stripper in a spray can. Spray on the clip....let sit 10 minutes. Wipe off paint. Lightly sand with a scotch-brite pad. Done. Takes about 30 mins total and costs less than $10.

:)

I've done this about 15 times. No joke.
I think this is what I am going to do

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Postby jaypowell0185 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:02 pm

David Lowry wrote:Head out to your local hardware store and get some paint stripper in a spray can. Spray on the clip....let sit 10 minutes. Wipe off paint. Lightly sand with a scotch-brite pad. Done. Takes about 30 mins total and costs less than $10.

:)

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Worked like a charm. Now I have nothing to complain about on the Salt 1. Perfection


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