Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search


Please help our efforts with a donation. This site requires ongoing funding and your donations are crucial to our future.
Last 10 Donors: Neil Eddiford, Chad Arnow, Jean Thibodeau, Robert Morgan, Adam Rose, Jerry Otahal, Michael P. Smith, Mikko Kuusirati, Eric Bergeron, Daniel Staberg (View All Donors)

Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > "Scotchbrite" for polishing swords...? Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Jared Smith




Location: Tennessee
Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Likes: 1 page

Spotlight topics: 3
Posts: 1,532

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: "Scotchbrite" for polishing swords...?         Reply with quote

This has been discussed previously on the forums, but Scotchbrite works unbelievably well at removing residue from blades. I know this because I just erased some blueing (and glue deposites from scabbard making experiments) that spilled over from a guard to the blade in seconds. It had resisted removal using steel wool for hours. I had not tried Scotchbrite previously, and had no idea how superior this stuff was for polishing a blade. It is not easy to find the fine textured grey "scotchbrite type" nylon pads just anywhere, however.

I used the green colored 3M Scotchbrite sold at hardware stores. The package describes it as "medium fine" equivalent to 0 steel wool. This leaves a visible scratch like finish (not bad, but not as good as an Albion deserves.) I think previous posts advised a finer texture "grey Scotchbrite". As far as I can tell, trademark 3M Scotchbrite is not offered in the ultra fine grey except as rotary wheels. I had to go to a generic "nylon pad, grey" search to find a product described as "similar to Scotchbrite" and "equivalent to 000 steel wool." I found that for sale at USA Hardware online.

If anyone knows the correct brand and designation for grey, ultrafine, "scotchbrite like" pads, please post it!

Absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence!
View user's profile Send private message
Robert Zamoida




Location: Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
Joined: 06 Oct 2003
Reading list: 3 books

Posts: 228

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jul, 2005 7:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try this:

For a quick and easy way to get gray Scotch Brite:

1. Go to Amazon.com, and under stores find Tools and Hardware.
2. In the Tools and Hardware page, find the Search in Tools and Hardware (was upper left corner for me).
3. Type in "Scotch Brite 7448"
4. The search engine should take you right to the product page.

The price is about $18.65 for a box of 20 pads about 6"X9" plus S&H.

Hope that helps!

Edit: Just checked the above and it works just fine, but...the price went up to $19.30; however, the pads are 6"x9" in size and with 20 of them per box, they should last you a good while.

Rob Zamoida
"When your life is on the line, you want to make use of all your tools. No warrior should be willing to die with his swords at his sides, without having made use of his tools."
-Miyamoto Mushashi, Gorin no Sho
View user's profile Send private message
Jared Smith




Location: Tennessee
Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Likes: 1 page

Spotlight topics: 3
Posts: 1,532

PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul, 2005 4:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks!

I will follow up with results when I get the generic grey nylon pad sold at USA Hardware online. It is sold for $9 per package.

Absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence!
View user's profile Send private message
Jason Dingledine
Industry Professional



Location: Tacoma, Wa. USA
Joined: 18 Aug 2003

Posts: 219

PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul, 2005 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: "Scotchbrite" for polishing swords...?         Reply with quote

Jared Smith wrote:
This has been discussed previously on the forums, but Scotchbrite works unbelievably well at removing residue from blades. I know this because I just erased some blueing (and glue deposites from scabbard making experiments) that spilled over from a guard to the blade in seconds. It had resisted removal using steel wool for hours. I had not tried Scotchbrite previously, and had no idea how superior this stuff was for polishing a blade. It is not easy to find the fine textured grey "scotchbrite type" nylon pads just anywhere, however.

I used the green colored 3M Scotchbrite sold at hardware stores. The package describes it as "medium fine" equivalent to 0 steel wool. This leaves a visible scratch like finish (not bad, but not as good as an Albion deserves.) I think previous posts advised a finer texture "grey Scotchbrite". As far as I can tell, trademark 3M Scotchbrite is not offered in the ultra fine grey except as rotary wheels. I had to go to a generic "nylon pad, grey" search to find a product described as "similar to Scotchbrite" and "equivalent to 000 steel wool." I found that for sale at USA Hardware online.

If anyone knows the correct brand and designation for grey, ultrafine, "scotchbrite like" pads, please post it!


Home Depot in the paint section. Wink

Jason Dingledine
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
William Goodwin




Location: Roanoke,Va
Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Likes: 1 page
Reading list: 20 books

Posts: 1,001

PostPosted: Wed 20 Jul, 2005 5:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Also most autobody supply store's should carry them.
Roanoke Sword Guilde

roanokeswordguilde@live.com
"I was born for this" - Joan of Arc
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > "Scotchbrite" for polishing swords...?
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum