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Forum topic by YusukeKomiya posted 08-07-2016 10:56 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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YusukeKomiya

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08-07-2016 10:56 PM

I was wondering if anyone has ever forced a patina on hand tools. I know that patinas are good for rust protection. Is there any reason why one wouldn’t do such a thing?


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Don W

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#1 posted 08-09-2016 11:11 AM

What do you mean by “patinas are good for rust protection”? Oil and wax is good for rust protection, patina is a look that comes with time and use.

Yes you can force patina, but I’ve never heard of it helping with rust.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 11:05 PM

Assuming that you are looking to patinate steel-

https://steelfxpatinas.com/?gclid=CP3g-Oq4tc4CFUSBfgodf0IKsA

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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Don W

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 11:13 PM

Now that’s a whole different meaning to the word I’ve never heard of. Goes to show your never to old to learn something new!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Texcaster

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#4 posted 08-09-2016 11:59 PM

I use gun blue on hardware.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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jwmalone

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#5 posted 08-10-2016 12:24 AM

I use dirt, grease, coffee, blood, sweat, varnish, wax, beer, moonshine and then repeatedly chant several magic four letter words handed down to me from my father and grandfather, last but not least you dance naked under an oak tree with them during a full moon.. Not only does it produce a beautiful patina it imbues the tools with mystical properties..

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 08-10-2016 12:44 AM

What do you mean by “patinas are good for rust protection”?
[...]
Yes you can force patina, but I’ve never heard of it helping with rust.
- Don W

It certainly does on cast iron… on tool steel, I’m not sure :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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HokieKen

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#7 posted 08-10-2016 01:17 AM

Phosphoric acid (Ospho, Prep and Prime etc.) does a coversion and creates an iron phosphate coating. That’s what I use on old tools that are already rusty.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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YusukeKomiya

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#8 posted 08-10-2016 05:34 AM

I’m tempted to experiment a bit with this. I got the idea from a knife forum in rust prevention. I live in California but plan to move to the Philippines which is much more humid.

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Bill White

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#9 posted 08-14-2016 06:38 PM

Mr. Malone, I DO hope that you won’t provide pics of your full moon dances. :))
Bill

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jwmalone

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#10 posted 08-14-2016 11:37 PM

No Mr. White I will not be posting those pics. Only because that ritual cant be photographed. :(

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 08-15-2016 01:33 PM



Phosphoric acid (Ospho, Prep and Prime etc.) does a coversion and creates an iron phosphate coating. That s what I use on old tools that are already rusty.
- HokieKen

If the OP chooses to use phosphoric acid PLEASE REMEMBER:
  • Apply ONLY to a rag that you will use to treat the steel/iron
  • DO NOT apply directly to the cast iron. If you do, you will end up with a permanent drip/spray pattern on the tool/iron the will NOT disappear. Ask me, this was my original sin on a brand new TS… 8-(

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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