Touchup Scales

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by jephdub, May 29, 2020.

  1. jephdub

    jephdub

    10
    Dec 15, 2019
    I do not have a sand blaster at home and I came across ApostleP suggestion of using sandpaper and rolling over scale to remove undesirable ‘shiny’ parts. FYI I don’t mind snail trails.

    I was hesitant but decided to try it out. I did it a little different then suggested, where I put the 100 grit sandpaper on the scale and using pen end rubbed vigorously on backside of sandpaper, repositioning sandpaper often. Then switched to 180 grit paper.

    I must say this worked out very well and wanted to share my experience. Try at your own discretion.

    Here’s a before and after of a scratched clip I did
    https://imgur.com/a/gX04GF9

    For another DIY, had minor scuffs on blade, using oil and green compound I was able to remove by rubbing for about 1 min with a Qtip
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2020
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  2. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Sounds basically like scotch biting. I find it makes the scales a bit slippery, and you likely will not be able to get the factory to re-blast it latter. It does get rid of snail trails though.
    It is a different look and many like it.
     
  3. jephdub

    jephdub

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    Dec 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 29, 2020
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  4. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2009
    Nice results... good job..
     
  5. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    I now understand what you did-good tip
     
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