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I recently bought this knife:

http://yhst-27988581933240.stores.yahoo.net/monzaburo-wagyuto-honyaki-white-ii-steel-mirror-finish-24240.html

used and am trying to remove several months of patina created by the former owner and restoring the original mirror finish show in the pictures. Flitz and elbow grease are getting fair results so far. Should I keep at it or is there is more to it?

The original finish had a rainbow effect from a washable coating which appears to be gone from my cleaning:
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23326890
 

EdipisReks

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the rainbow effect was, i believe, from a protective oil applied to the blade.
 

mano

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I have the Flitz and slurry. What's the process adding the other two?
 

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The auto polshing compound is more abrasive then flitz,I don't own the boron stuff so I can't comment on that stuff.
 

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Thanks!

And don't you owe Charlie Sheen a royalty payment?
 

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The boron Carbide cuts very quickly. A little hard to clean up, but works well. Not to mention is makes a good finishing strop for toothy edges.

I use automotive sandpaper for the bulk of polishing. Don't skimp on the middle grits, you have to get ALL the scratches out of every grit. Then buff it like a mirror.
 

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on top of this I was wondering what you guys like to use for patina removal and light rust removal? and yes I know, why would you want to remove patina, I do not, but wondering what people use.
 

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I've used barkeeper's friend and flitz but lately, i've been using an awesome pair of rust erasers that I'm not sure Jon wants me to mention. :sofa:
 

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on top of this I was wondering what you guys like to use for patina removal and light rust removal? and yes I know, why would you want to remove patina, I do not, but wondering what people use.
I've been using stone slurry from a natural stone. If the patina or rust isn't too deep this works well and doesn't impact the previous finish of the knife.
 

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Nevr dull is kick ass stugf for polishing, removing patina and many other uses...
 

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Are mirror finishes supposed to be devoid of scratches - when seen at all angles? Mine only appear scratch-less when seen a certain way.

And what causes / how do I get rid of those faint, spider web type scratches?
 

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