How To Remove advert on blade?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by At1Rest, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    88
    Apr 11, 2019
    Greetings,

    I'm wondering how difficult it would be to remove adverts from a blade and what would be the easiest method?
    I don''t have this in hand but if I ever purchased a used item like this I would want to remove the writing.

    Thank you!

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  2. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Sand it off.
     
  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Sandblast it.
     
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  4. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    88
    Apr 11, 2019
    How effective would these options be? Quickest easiest?

    1) Dremel wire brush

    2) Jeweler's bench buffing wheel with compound(s)
     
  5. Reitwagen

    Reitwagen

    612
    Mar 2, 2009
    I would use something in between those two methods. You can try buffing, but it would be slow and the wire wheel sounds kind of gnarly to me. I would wet sand by hand.
     
  6. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    88
    Apr 11, 2019
    OK
    Thanks everyone.

    Let's call this a problem solved.
     
  7. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Wire brush.

    Buffing wheel will just make the whole thing shiny.
     
  8. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    What's your solution?
     
  9. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    88
    Apr 11, 2019
    marcinek:

    I passed on the one with the advert on the blade and purchased one that is just scratched with some heavy scratches.

    So on that one ...

    I'm going to try wet/dry paper progressing in grits, starting maybe at 180, not sure yet, and them up to at least 400 and maybe more as I watch the scratch pattern getting more fine, until I'm happy with it.

    I forgot that I did try the Dremel wire brush on a rusty Case Sodbuster blade and it was very very slow to remove rust.
    On that one I switched to sand paper but not wet/dry. It came out ok/acceptable, but I'll be revisiting that one eventually to see if I can clean it up a bit more.
     
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  10. slyraven

    slyraven

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    Feb 19, 2019
    But now I want to know if those methods will work on those ads
     
  11. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    88
    Apr 11, 2019
    Yea, I agree, it would be good to know. Also how those ads are put on or into the metal.
    I suspect our friends that suggest the wet sanding have done it before and know.
     
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  12. Whitedog

    Whitedog

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    Dec 30, 2005
    If the printing was acid etched you will have to do some scrubbing. You may never get it completely removed. I use a Dremel with a 3M abrasive wheel in different grits.
     
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  13. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Try an adblocker. ;)

    To each their own, but I don't think it's that big a deal to have the writing on the blade, especially if it's being used.

    Maybe you could coat the blade to cover it up
     
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  14. At1Rest

    At1Rest

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    Apr 11, 2019
    adblocker > Snort
     
  15. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    88
    Apr 11, 2019
    similar to these?

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  16. Whitedog

    Whitedog

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    Dec 30, 2005
    Yes, Similar to those.
     
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  17. At1Rest

    At1Rest

    88
    Apr 11, 2019
    thanks
     
  18. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Basic Member Basic Member

    465
    Sep 27, 2018
    And some of it depends on how you want it to look afterwards. My thoughts are, the wire wheel is out! the Dremel sanding wheels will do the job but may leave uneven fine scratches on the blade, which I assume going to a finer wheel will make it less noticeable . Then do the whole blade to smooth it out. The wet sanding would come in when you want to get an even grain from end to end to give it more of a factory look.
    In the end, its how much time you want to put into it.
     
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  19. CableGirl

    CableGirl

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    Aug 19, 2018
  20. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Basic Member Basic Member

    465
    Sep 27, 2018
    Good point CG. Especially for a finished look.
     
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