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What can stain canvas micarta?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by SuzukiGS750EZ, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. SuzukiGS750EZ


    Dec 30, 2008
    I have a red canvas micarta inkosi and I'm curious what can stain it. I've really only used it with dirty hands and it's gotten wet. Can oil, grease, car sludge, etc cause staining or is it pretty impervious?
  2. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I’ve experienced surface staining, a good washing with soap and water cleans it right up. I don’t think you can get a deep stain due to the epoxy that is used in making the micarta.
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  3. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    I am uncertain about the point of your question:

    do you want to clean it because it has gotten dirty?


    do you wish to permanently change it's color?

    If you only want a cleaning, Ajack gives you good advice. I like Simple Green cleaner.

    If you wish to permanently stain it a different color, such as black, try this:


    btw, those ^^^ are Terotuf handles, usually more difficult to stain than Canvas Micarta...here's what Canvas Micarta vvv looks like after black leather dye-- they were greenish/gray before:

  4. SuzukiGS750EZ


    Dec 30, 2008
    This was more so what I was curious about. If my hands are greasy and black from working on a car will simple dish detergent get it back to color or will it take black staining on in certain areas.
  5. XL883N


    Apr 12, 2020
    3 in 1 mineral oil.
  6. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    It may take a few washings, but it will come out out.

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