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    Erasing the patina

    What's your method?

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    I don't erase...I embrace.

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    If I get actual rust, I keep a little peice of 600 grit sand paper near the sink and give the blade a quick scrub.

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    I find green ScotchBrite does OK at removing the top layers, but without a chemical to mildly etch it out it can only do so much. BKF is a gentle-enough acid, with a gentle-enough abrasive to do a wonderful job.
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    BKF and then some Flitz.

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    The ScotchBrite I use is the coarse one, color mauve/brown. I must agree not the deepest patina is being removed, but have never wanted to do so.

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    Concentrated nitric acid. It'll get that nasty patina ALL the way off!
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    After the acid, you may want to neutralize. Baking Soda should do the trick...
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