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    Removing rust on KU finish

    Looking for some fresh pointers on removing light to medium rust off a KU finish. Doesn't seem to be the deep type, will be removing the handle as well.

    The knife is a Carter

    Thank you

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    Have you tried Flitz?
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    Nothing very abrasive. It will remove the KU. I used flitz on a moritaka, it did take the rust away, but also "soften" the KU. Whatever you do use, do the whole portion finished, so it looks even
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    Thank you. Has anyone experienced this on Carter knives?

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    Try steel wool. The metal kind. I don't think the steel in it is hard enough to abrade the KU, if you work it lightly, but it should take the rust off no problem.

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    I had a very slight rust in the 'carter' stamp. i used scotch brite lightly to remove it. It didn't harm the KU at all. I'd imagine steel wool would work as well

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    I use balled up aluminum foil and water on bike parts. Worth a shot. Not super abrasive.

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    Brasso isnt abrasive. Its very good at removing tarnish/patina

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleue View Post
    I use balled up aluminum foil and water on bike parts. Worth a shot. Not super abrasive.
    Good to know. Thanks for the tip!

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    You could try rubbing it with a wine cork and baking soda. Let us know what you end up using and how it works out.

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