View Full Version : Blade Cleaning

Dream Burls
04-23-2013, 10:21 AM
I do a lot of opening boxes with my EDC so I'm always getting glue on the blade. Wondering if anyone has an easy/effective way of getting the gunk off? Thanks.

04-23-2013, 10:26 AM
WD 40

04-23-2013, 10:27 AM
you may want to try either alcohol ( not the drinking type) or lighter (cigarette) gas refills teh liquid type.


04-23-2013, 10:27 AM
I use acetone to clean the glue and gunk from boxes on my EDC. I use it to open boxes too, and if I cantbjust scratch it off with my fingernail, acetone takes it right off.

Pensacola Tiger
04-23-2013, 10:29 AM


04-23-2013, 10:32 AM
I've used goo gone too, but it always seemed to keep the smells. I do occasionally use it to cut fruit and whatnot to eat when foraging while hiking? I always worried about the residue. And anyone with a female in the house normally has acetone laying around, so no need to purchase anything new.

04-23-2013, 10:33 AM
91% Isopropanol works decently for me and it evaporates so quickly that if you get it in the pivot it wont rust it or attract dirt.

04-23-2013, 11:24 AM
Nail polish remover usually has other stuff in there, so it's not that great for cleaning a blade. Stop by an auto parts or hardware store for some straight acetone. Leaves no residue on the blade.

04-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Good point, never thought about that. I'll have to head to auto zone soon

04-23-2013, 12:52 PM
yeah, but nail polish remover huffs, I mean smells, much better :justkidding:

Dream Burls
04-23-2013, 12:59 PM
I tried the WD40 since that's what I had available and it worked just fine. I knew you guys would have the answer(s). Thanks.