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Forum topic by Karda posted 05-09-2017 04:02 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2017 04:02 AM

Hi, I just noticed that my gouges look dirty or greasy but it won’t clean off. Looking at the gouges it looks like it maybe a coating of some sort. When I opened them they had a gel covering the tip but this covers the length of the blade. They are Benjamin Best is it a coating and how do i clean them thanks Mike

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#1 posted 05-09-2017 06:24 AM

Lighter fluid or something like that if it is a coating. If it’s not it is just the metal turning from your hands touching it. They are tool steel not stainless by my guess. You could sand them with some 600 emery cloth and blue them if the looks bother you, that’s what I do with a lot of my tools that are not plated or stainless.

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#2 posted 05-09-2017 09:06 AM

Try lacquer thinner. All of the new chisels I have bought came with a coating of laquer to prevent rust, and a rag with some lacquer thinner took it right off.

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#3 posted 05-09-2017 03:38 PM

ok thanks

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