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New Finish on BK29?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by HilhamHawk, May 1, 2017.

  1. HilhamHawk

    HilhamHawk Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2016
    I just got a BK29 a few days ago, and, as usual, the 1st thing I did (after fondling it a few minutes) was strip the coating off of the blade. Man, that stuff was tough! I can normally have everything off of a knife in about 4 hours, but that one took me 12 hours! The only one I've seen even close to it, in terms of difficulty in removal, was the coating that Cold Steel put on a Recon Scout. Anybody else have a similar experience? Do you know if they changed their coating?

  2. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I'm curious as to how your stripping the coatings. I literally can strip a blade in 45 minutes. I mean no ill just asking. As for the coatings I did notice that my Bk5 was s little harder to get off and its coating looks like whats on my 29.
  3. HilhamHawk

    HilhamHawk Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2016
    I use Citristrip. I know that there are other more agressive strippers, but I can use this stuff on the kitchen counter, it doesn't tear your hands up if you get any on you, and the kitchen smells like oranges the whole time.............;)

    I could probably do it even faster with this, but I don't get in a hurry. I'll let it sit in stripper for 1-2 hours, and then scrape or wire brush off anything loose. Some knives only take the one time. If there are stubborn sections, I put it in stripper for another 1-2 hours, and just repeat as necessary.
  4. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I'm going to give that a try. The stripper from hell that I use eats thru my rubber gloves. Thanks for the info:thumbsup:
  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I could strip a 29 in about 5 minutes...:D I've noticed that the smooth coating is tougher than the crinkle coating.
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  6. HilhamHawk

    HilhamHawk Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2016
    But will your kitchen smell like oranges the whole time?...............;)
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  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    My kitchen smells like oranges anyway! I do all my stripping outside, my wife doesn't like me to strip inside the house...:D
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  8. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I like It when my wife strips In the house:cool: But the feeling isnt mutual when i work on my knives.:(
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  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
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  10. Awesom-o-4000


    Jan 13, 2012
    the coating seems tougher to me. I have beating my 29 for a while with no removal. #1.jpg
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  11. jackal_727

    jackal_727 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Jasco baby, Jasco. 15 minutes or less, and if I spill any of it on the grass, I never have to worry about mowing that spot again, ever:D
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  12. ycf4049


    May 23, 2019
    Joined the forum yesterday and looking for the same answer on removing coating. I tried one product from Home Depot and nothing. Had seen numerous Youtube videos using Jasco 15 minute product. Had a local True Value order it for me and after a short time failure, let it sit overnight and still nothing. The product I received states non-methylene chloride formula. According to an internet search for methylene chloride. Banned in US sometime in 2019. Any suggestions and thanks for any response.
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  13. The Warrior

    The Warrior -Dubzerator- Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011

    Welcome to the forum, glad to have you here. Here's a thread where I stripped my Cam 2: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/mild-bk2-mod.1393307/#post16057350
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  14. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I have used Jasco twice. Both times it stripped my blade in 20 minutes. :thumbsup:
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  15. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    As far as paint wear the smooth seems to be tougher than the rough coat. As far as stripping them both start lifting in less than a minute with this stuff :thumbsup: I recommend the liquid can over the spray. But I would just carefully spay a little in a small container and dap a little where I wanted it . This stuff works fast and like a champ :thumbsup: use a little metal can too. Plastic gets eaten :p Overtime the spray can would not spray? Another thing you only need a very thin layer to get the job done ;) so disposing the mess is not a big issue.

    Rough coat
    Smooth coat
    That brand remover above stripped all these below that had paint :) the paint on the 21 is holding up well so it's staying for now :p:p the 24 and csm11 never had paint :thumbsup:
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
  16. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Do you have any type of oil on your Knife? Wash first in hot soapy water first :thumbsup: Jasco should work pretty fast :thumbsup:
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  17. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Welcome to the Forum
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  18. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Yup, Klean Strip works very quick.
    Good stuff!
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  19. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    Oct 18, 2018
    I can't imagine using anything better or safer than This...
    Just glug it on, wait 30 mins to and hour, then lightly scrap off the coating... Super easy and smells Nice!

    Did about 8 blades so far.

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  20. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    I have had good and bad luck with both, I wonder if the shelf life of the product has something to do with its potency?
    My overall fav is the toxic dangerous stuff, but the citristrip does work well and sometimes better.
    The Citristrip smells better and being that its safer makes it overall better imo.
    But it depends on your mood. If you’re mad at the knife, get the toxic stuff lol
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