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M43 and BLO ?

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by SkipJunkie, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. SkipJunkie

    SkipJunkie

    50
    Jul 16, 2018
    I've been applying BLO to my handle after a light sanding a wiping it down with acetone . The problem is it doesn't seem to want to absorb it ? It remains dull looking just like I just sanded it .
     
  2. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    I suspect your light sanding isn't getting through the polishing compound. Maybe try a courser grit to get through and then back to finer and finer so your in the wood.
    I'm not sure how the acetone would play into the scenario, I've never used it for this purpose.
     
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  3. SkipJunkie

    SkipJunkie

    50
    Jul 16, 2018
    My concern was getting to aggressive and possibly causing an issue with the peened pins holding the wooden slabs securely ?
     
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  4. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    You will not cause an issue with those pins. They are usually aluminum, they go clear through and they are Laha'd in place. It's their version of epoxy, kind of tree sap but strong stuff.
    I've replaced a few handles and those slabs are really on there.

    Sand right over the pins, no worries, polish them with the finer sand paper or the buffer when you get what you want.
     
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  5. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    272
    Dec 3, 2016

    Sand right over em like bawanna said, i sanded my 43 down then used a rasp and got it real rough then a metal file to get the pins smooth, you wont hurt it one bit go easy and slow but use pressure no worries

    I will do an update once the snowy cold weather breaks as I took mine way down for my hands.
     
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