hello all, wondering what would be the best thing to use on an old knife that has a bit if rust?, and is a little squeaky when opening. The knife is really nice, just want to get it in better shape than it is now, any suggestions??
There is a product called Flitz* metal polish that will remove light rust and bring a lusterous shine to any metal,rub flitz paste onto blade let set for a few minutes then polish off with soft cloth. WD 40 is probably your best option in those hard to reach areas like hinges for loosening rust.Spray wd 40 into hinge area and let it set over night ,next morning spray again with wd to flush out the loosened rust. Flitz metal polish can usually be found in the gun care section or possibly at a hardware store.
Ha Ha, funny stuff there. Seriously this is a folder, right? spray the hinge area with Kroil, WD-40, or other PENETRATING oil. Scrub the hinge area with a toothbrush and spray until the oil looks clean, work the hinge back and forth many times and the oil will turn gray or red depending on the metals involved. Spray again, work hinge, spray, etc. Eventually the oil will be less gray or red, when it stays clear the hinge is good. As far as the blade goes, Most any good oil, 0000 steel wool and elbow grease will take care of that. If you want to Polish the steel use flitz, brasso, etc. The oils/polishes really dont matter that much unless you got some exotic steel, the important thing is elbow grease. Do not use sandpaper! lol, I've seen it tried.
best thing to use to start off is a bit of elbow grease and sand paper like 350grain then go to 600 grain to polish it back to shine in order to get rid of all that rust. then oil it well most any oil will do 3 in 1,any gun oil,G69
I would use a combination of WD40, 3-in-1 oil, an old toothbrush, and some pipe cleaners (preferably white, so you'll know how much crud you're getting off of the inside). After it's been properly lubricated and it's properly functioning, then you should get an old rag, and some brasso, and try to get as much rust and tarnish off as you can. Then sharpen the knife, and you should be good to go. These are the measures I take to doctor a knife up.