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#1 posted 08-22-2016 11:20 PM

If you’ve never had citric acid start to eat through and pit you’ve been lucky. About the only product I’ve heard to be completely safe is evapo-rust. I’m sure there are other like it, but be careful with citric acid as well. Even with evapo-rust, make sure the piece is completely submerged or you’ll forever know where the water mark was.

I did a small test for different techniques here. Not completely in line with the conversation, but may help, http://www.timetestedtools.net/2016/02/29/restoration-technique-comparisons/

All this is worse on steel, so I’ll never put a blade in any kind of acid what so ever.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.


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