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cnochef
12-20-2012, 03:55 PM
Any hints or tips?

Thanks!

echerub
12-20-2012, 04:02 PM
Hi Lyle! I use a tin of Nevr-Dull from Canadian Tire to do my polishing. 10 bucks, comes as pre-soaked wadding, and one tin lasts forever.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4/Auto/CarWashingCleaning/CarPaintCare/PRD~0392820P/Nevr-Dull%AE+Magic+Wadding+Polish.jsp?locale=en

jmforge
12-20-2012, 04:03 PM
for light patina, standard metal polish like Simichrome or polishing paper does the trick.

James
12-21-2012, 12:42 PM
BKF does a swell job. Just don't leave it on there too long or it'll start picking up a yellow patina

franzb69
12-21-2012, 12:51 PM
bkf with a combo of baking soda to stop the bkf will do quite well cheap too.

Pensacola Tiger
12-21-2012, 12:58 PM
BKF works, sort of. Semichrome or Metal Glo works much better.

There is a thread, here: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/8188-Erasing-the-patina

WiscoNole
12-21-2012, 01:03 PM
Get a stainless (hack! sputter! cough!) knife ;)

Miles
12-21-2012, 01:26 PM
I don't bother with cleaning the patina very often, but when I do, I use Flitz polish. Does a great job.

jayhay
12-21-2012, 02:45 PM
Bkf works well, its cheap and readily available.

wsfarrell
12-21-2012, 02:58 PM
I prefer Mother's Mag polish. It's less than half the price of Flitz, works better in my opinion, and won't etch metal the way BKF (oxalic acid) can if you're not careful.

cnochef
12-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. I have BKF at home, so I will try it with baking soda and see how that goes.

chinacats
12-22-2012, 03:46 PM
just to clarify, you'll want to use the bkf (acidic) first which will do the work and then follow with the bs (alkaline) to neutralize.