What's a good way to remove rust?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Reformation Student, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    I have noticed some rust forming on the shank near the pivot pin of my straight razor. Some of it is in the top jimping and some on the side.

    What would be a good way of removing that without removing the pivot pin? I know I should remove the blade from the scales for a thorough cleaning but I don't have the tools or skill to do it so I'm just trying to do the best I can with what I have.
  2. IsaacRN

    IsaacRN Active Member

    Toothbrush or qtips have done it for me
  3. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    What do you put on the Q-tip? Would you use Maas?
  4. IsaacRN

    IsaacRN Active Member

    Yes....Maas.....Flitz...either or

    It seems to work for me. Make sure that after you shave or what not.....either manually blow in the pivot point...or shoot your hair dryer in that area
  5. jbcohen

    jbcohen New Member

    A few years ago, I had some rust on the celing in my bathroom, my mother-in-law advised bleach.
  6. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    Bleach? Did it work? I assume you have a metal ceiling.

    Isaac - thanks. I'll start making sure to dry out the pivot pin area. That's a good point.
  7. mastermute

    mastermute FatBoy

    Bleach is corrosive for stainless steel. If the surface is the slightest pitted it'll corrode, so I advice against using bleach.
  8. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    That makes sense. I'm going to try the Maas. I think I've seen some at Wal-Mart recently.
  9. bg42

    bg42 New Member

    good polish and dentle floss
    kind regards Peter
  10. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    Dental floss? Waxed or unwaxed?

    That's actually a pretty good idea for getting between the scales and the razor. Thanks for the tip.
  11. bg42

    bg42 New Member

    I can`t take credit for it ,the idea I mean ,but it works
    Kind regards Peter
  12. Kenrup

    Kenrup Member

    For me, I'd rather pull the pin and clean it buff and then pin it. It normally saves me time and frustration.
  13. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    I'd agree with you but I don't have to tools or talent to remove and replace the pin. So I need another option.
  14. RobertFontaine

    RobertFontaine New Member

    I picked up a jug of Evapo-Rust from Lee Valley today.
    I'm pretty darn impressed. Non/low toxic. No fumes and it binds with the rust.

    Did a couple of multi-hour soaks then polished away years of corrosion with a rag and a cleaner/cutting polish (Meguiar #85).
  15. Sejanus

    Sejanus New Member

    Welcome RobertFontaine!
  16. mastermute

    mastermute FatBoy

  17. TOB9595

    TOB9595 Member

    Good tip, Robert.
    Between the soaks did you wipe off and polish?
  18. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Welcome to The Shave Den, RobertFontaine!
  19. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I use this on razor restorations Nice stuff.
  20. Bronco

    Bronco Mac Daddy

    Welcome to The Shave Den, RobertFontaine!
    Thanks for the heads up!

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