Hi, nerdlock,nerdlock wrote: ↑Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Our countries are much more closer than you can imagine. Lol. Surprisingly, tool steels actually do well in our tropical climate, its just that sometimes it can be a hit and miss with knife maintenance. Which is weird, because there were stretches of time when my M4s and Rex 45 blades didn't go with a hint of moisture protection sitting in my watertight box, and still come out unscathed. It was only recently though that my M4 GB2 started developing spots despite spending most of the time in the box with some light moisture repellent on the blade. I will try to put some small desiccant pouches that you get from pillboxes and see if it will help.
Thank you. I mix those two up. Comet has bleach which is a base? For me the end results were rust with both which is why I stopped using them.BKF is mainly oxalic acid. It will etch steel if left on, so rinsing very well is important. I would not use it on non-stainless steel myself.
Muriatic acid. Any steel items stored near a closed bottle of it get rusted to heck and gone. HCl is a gas after all and sneaks out through the least gap. I haven't been storing any knives next to my bottles of pool acid (aka hydrochloric acid or muriatic acid), but I absolutely guarantee they would be severely rusted if I did. But do whatever you please in that regard.
Hey Lance, before speaking of such blasphemy , I suggest you try a product called "Corrosionx" . It doesn't matter if it's the gun oil, aviation or whatever variant they sell, it's the same thing marketed in different bottles for different methods of application, but the active product is the same. It was a life changer for me, it's worth a try. There are multiple tests online and it always comes on top, salt water test, chlorine etc. If the US Navi uses it to coat the exposed areas of their ships, it might just be good enough for us. I just wish it was easier to buy here in Europe, ebay is my only chance. Luckily my guns and knives in storage don't use too much, for everything else I use victorinox oil.