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 Post subject: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Hi Mark,

I accidentally used the ceramic super eraser on my Mcusta VG10 knife and now it is slightly hazy and has light scratches. Can you advise how to get rid of it?

Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:32 pm 
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Start with flitz or some other metal polish and see were that gets you.



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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:11 pm 
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It's difficult to get out scratches since you need to polish them with a grit progression just like you do with woodworking. You can get sanding pads at automotive shops that will work. We used to sell some but they were discontinued in the spring.

Make sure you rub in the same direction. It it were me I would let it go and just use the knife.



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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:30 pm 

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Hi Everyone, that was me asking the question to Mark. Thanks for posting it here.

I just purchased Flitz and will play around with that on the scratched blade soon, this will be a good practice for me. I am still using this knife but I always like to keep things nice or better than before, just one of the things I enjoy about having knives.

Maybe I can use my car detailing skill on this, lol.

What is the difference between Flitz and Barkeeper's Friend?

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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
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car detailing/ removing scratches would be the same process depending on the depth of the scratch. I use wet/dry sand paper up to 2k then flitz with good results. you can also get some silicon carbide powder and work it in with a cork or felt pad.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
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Thanks for joining Ferry. We have a bunch of guys that can help you with questions about knives and sharpening so I hope you hang out with us.



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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
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Flitz is a metal polish, Barkeeper's Friend is a cleaner that somewhat polishes. An actual polish should do much better shining up the metal. Now if you need to clean metal or get out rust spots, Barkeeper's Friend is awesome. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
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I use a buffer with a series of compounds for this task, depending on the level of finish desired. I sometimes include this when I am sharpening people's knives - the 'spa' treatment :)

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Wet/dry sandpaper progressing up to 2500 or 3000 grit will provide a near mirror finish.



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 Post subject: Re: Getting rid of scratches
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I just purchased a set of micro mash polishing pads and flitz. Decided to have all those for future repairs and keeping my knives in tip top condition.

I wished I have a buffer on hand, I can see how much easier that would be.

Glad to be part of this forum, thank you everyone who chimed in, much appreciated. I am hoping to be able to also contribute to the community.

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