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    Default 1st EvapoRust Project w/ Seven Razors

    After seeing Evaporust recommended a few times I went back and did some research. Decided it couldn't hurt to try and wouldn't cost me much.

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    About 20 hours later rinsed off with water. Scrubbed two off a little but then thought you guys would want to see how they looked straight out of the dip.

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    After light scrubbing with a brass brush. Rust seemed a lot looser and scrubbed all the razors off pretty well in a few minutes. Blades have darkened some but after reading other members post it was expected.

    Here is how an etched Electric Razor looks so far.
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    Well, I've gotten the major surface rust off, so I'm going to soak them a bit more and start cleaning them up.

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    What grit should I start at for:
    -Rough shoulders where the spine meets the hone
    -Smoother darkened metal

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    Quick polishing with Mothers on half the blade.

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    I love the EvapoRust also as it will not eat good steel only the oxidized material
    several soaks of a day or more with cleaning with 1000 grit or 000 steel wool between soaks

    I always prefer to start with the highest grit 2k for good steel and work my way back down the grits
    but 1000 would be fine coming out of the EvapoRust then back up through the grits when

    800 is the lowest on decent steel but can even to 400 for extreme cases if needed

    the EvapoRust is great for a forced patina over a 2000 grit finish as well
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    Watching this one. Still havent ordered my jug yet but just wondering about it still. I dont normally buy razors with lots of rust. Some darks spots yes, but not red rust. So will this stuff help with the devil spit as i hear it called now and then?
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    Yes it does mate
    Just keep it soaking until working
    Watch your scales but some can get stained and everything needs to be submerged to avoid dark lines where the surface breaks
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    It helps remove the rust, but does nothing for the pitting. That still has to be sanded or buffed out. If you're just looking for something to neutralize the rust and make it easier to remove, it will do the job.

    Some of these would need a substantial amount of metal removed to make them look nice, so I'm leaving a lot of the deep pitting.

    Wrapped this blade in a paper towel soaked with Evaporust and wrapped it in plastic to prevent it from drying out. It has horn scales and I didn't want them soaking up the Evaporust like a sponge.

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    I have had good luck with it, but not for getting at devil's spit. The forced patina is interesting--I had not heard of that. I may have to experiment!

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    So its NOT going to get rid of the devil spit. Bummer. Was really hoping for that to keep from sanding too much on hollow ground razors. Might still get some anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    So its NOT going to get rid of the devil spit. Bummer. Was really hoping for that to keep from sanding too much on hollow ground razors. Might still get some anyway.
    Yeah, from what I've read on here about devil's spit, it's metallurgical condition that goes beyond (sometimes way beyond) the surface, and you never really know "how far" until you get into it. But, I've had really good success with the Evaporust for removing / breaking up surface level rust, especially with minor rusting. Hell, we all need one more potion sitting on the work bench anyway, right!?
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