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Ferric chloride (acid etch) vs abs plastic

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ILoveAniceOpeningHole, May 14, 2019.

  1. ILoveAniceOpeningHole


    Nov 10, 2018
    Hi everyone. I have an old crkt no bother small fixed blade ,it has a black stone wash finish with black abs inserts in the tang as handle scales ,I want to sand down the blackwash n replace it with an acid etch/finish

    My question is will the ferric chloride react badly with the abs and damage it?

    I would like to add a picture of the knife but cznt figure out how to do that
  2. Michael Pattarozzi

    Michael Pattarozzi

    Jul 15, 2018
    I watched ferric chloride etch and destroy the stainless steel surface of a field mass spectrometer. I doubt your knife would survive.
  3. ILoveAniceOpeningHole


    Nov 10, 2018
    Everyone uses f.c to acid etch stainless steel...Everyone. I've used it to etch a few knives without any problem. And I wasnt asking about the steel because I k how it's going to be fine to use on that
  4. ILoveAniceOpeningHole


    Nov 10, 2018
    Because I know*

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