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best way to finish kydex edge

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by milkyeye, May 2, 2018.

  1. milkyeye

    milkyeye Gold Member Gold Member

    346
    Apr 14, 2010
    Looking for advise on the best way to finish the edge. I have been using scotchbrite, but the edge is dull. I think I have seen finished edges where they are more glossy. Looking for a simple by hand method if possible.
     
  2. Guitarist7.62

    Guitarist7.62

    283
    Mar 1, 2015
    Sand paper works. Start in a medium grit it helps even up your edges too, work your way up to finer grits and it will get more glossy. If you want better edges you can probably finish with something like Mothers Mag and Alum polish.
     
  3. jchristian

    jchristian

    25
    Mar 4, 2018
    I sand with 240, 400 then 600 paper. Then rub the edges on a piece of jean material. It's a pretty quick and efficient way to get the edges done.
     
  4. milkyeye

    milkyeye Gold Member Gold Member

    346
    Apr 14, 2010
    Thanks guys
     
  5. Diomedes Industries

    Diomedes Industries

    Mar 19, 2007
    Sand up to 350 and then use acetone on a rag and buff just the edge. BLING. Trust me.

    Jason
     
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  6. Stang Bladeworks

    Stang Bladeworks KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    94
    Feb 19, 2018
    I use sandpaper (400 grit) then buff with black compound on a cotton wheel, then white compound in the same fashion. It leaves a high gloss smooth edge and removes all visible scrathes from the sandpaper.
     
  7. Jerry Rasmussen

    Jerry Rasmussen

    1
    May 7, 2018
    I start with dry Scotchbrite pad to even out the edges. Kind of like a Sisel wheel. Then I move to Wet sanding with 150, then 224, 400, 500, 600, then my Wife's old beat up scotchbrite pad with Dawn dish soap and then move to wet sanding with alcohol and 1000 and 1500 pads then polish it with some plain chap stick and rub it on jean cloth. I also put a dab of chap stick (plain) in the sheath just to even out the pull.
     
  8. milkyeye

    milkyeye Gold Member Gold Member

    346
    Apr 14, 2010
    thanks all for the valuable techniques, now on to another post about kydex holster scratch prevention.
     
  9. Maineiac1

    Maineiac1

    254
    May 3, 2017
    I sand up to 400-600ish then buffing wheel very quick and lightly. polished edge.
     
  10. A. Brett Schaller

    A. Brett Schaller KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    771
    Mar 22, 2001
    What Jason said above. Sand to about 400 then wipe the edges with acetone. Just don't get acetone anywhere but the edges.
     

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