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Battle Grade Stripping Binge

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by jd4320t, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    I finally got around to stripping my Battle Grade users. When I was getting them out I saw the NMFSH and got it out too. I'd etched the logo like two years ago but never got around to stripping it.

    I cleaned them good with soap and water then started etching.
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    Cleaned up with soap and water. The decarb wasn't too bad at all. The Boss Jack had a great finish. FSH SFNO and Boom Parang had tooling marks with the FSH being the worse.
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    Cleaned them up with a Scotchbrite wheel.
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    Tooling marks after
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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
  2. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Reserved.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2016
  3. AnotherDogDown17

    AnotherDogDown17 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 29, 2015
    Looking great jd! I love me some strippers.
     
  4. Ianski

    Ianski

    125
    Apr 30, 2016
    Looks Great! What did you use to etch the logos?
     
  5. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Looks like I missed a party! That FSH has some character! For sure! Nice!
     
  6. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    love the wip threads jd...

    top notch strip job ya got goin on there...

    and btw, those are some MAJOR LEAGUE etchant dams you're rockin in the early stages! I'm gonna have to up my game with my measly tape dams, ahahaha ;)
     
  7. Chingon1988

    Chingon1988 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 6, 2009
    Cool! thanks for posting pics. They came out great looking!
     
  8. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Thanks
    Thanks. Radio Shack circuit board etchant
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    Thanks. Yeah my fingers work better with bigger pieces of tape
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  9. Niddhogg

    Niddhogg Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 2, 2014
    How long did you leave the enchant on there for? That didn't work for anything in my Battle Saw
     
  10. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Nidd, while we wait for jd's answer...

    mine was over the course of a Friday nite , about 6 hrs, probably about 10 separate applications/renewing of PCB etchant...

    I cleaned the logo well with mineral spirits to begin with, scratched out the residue with an old dental pic between coats, then cleaned off the logo with a fresh qtip after scraping..

    pretty labor intensive for such a small logo, but I enjoyed it.

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  11. jd4320t

    jd4320t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2012
    Almost 40 minutes I believe. I wanted to go longer but three started leaking through the tape onto my countertop. I was afraid it would stain.

    The Boss Jack etched much better than the other three. I'm sure it's because there was little or no decarb underneath and it had an awesome finish. I scrubbed them all with soap and water but should've used something else like Petey mentioned.



     
  12. rcb2000

    rcb2000 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    If you ever strip a blade again, I HIGHLY recommend electro etching. Couldn't be more simple, a 9 volt battery, some alligator clips, and some salt water soaked q-tips.

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    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
  13. Niddhogg

    Niddhogg Gold Member Gold Member

    427
    Nov 2, 2014
    After my failed attempt at acid etching, this has become my favored method.
     
  14. rcb2000

    rcb2000 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    After that, a random orbital sander is your friend

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    A little ghetto nuclear meltdown treatment
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  15. safetyman

    safetyman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    ^^ That'll make a great user!
     
  16. rcb2000

    rcb2000 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    She's been a great user [emoji16], but she cleans up well [emoji1303]
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  17. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    yup, the electric + salt H20 is the way to go...that's the way I'm gonna do my next stripper.

    rcb, that's a top drawer job there young man, top drawer! :thumbup:
     
  18. kjd2121

    kjd2121

    803
    Jun 17, 2008

    Gorgeous knife :)
     
  19. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    That's how I did mine room though I really cheaper out. Two paper clips ain't nobody got time for alligator clips!!!
     
  20. RobStanley

    RobStanley Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2006
    That Boomy looks great stripped. Might have to do that to mine I reckon.
     

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