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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Because I use a stereomicrope to aid my honing, I many times have seen rust forming on the bevel during honing. This is why it is critical to strop immediately after honing.
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    recall that a leather strop has some strop dressing
    on it. A complex mix of oils, waxes and stuff
    go into strop dressing and combine with the
    minor abrasive action to keep minor rust at
    bay on the edge.

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    I've always been under the impression that MAAS had a corrosion inhibitor in it.

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    Hello! I have two questions related to this thread. Firstly, can I use steel wool to remove rust, and if so, what should I use it with?

    Secondly, I own mineral oil and have decided to oil my blades. Should I use the oil on just the blades and should I then take it off after ten or so minutes, or should I leave the oil on until next shave??

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    If you want to use real steel wool, then only use the very fine stuff. You can use either with a metal polish or you can use a light oil like 3 in 1.
    You can leave the oil on the blade until the next shave.

    Edit: If you don't have steel wool, you can also use aluminum foil.

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