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    Jan 2021
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    How to clean a rusty bayonet?

    Hello everyone,

    I am looking for tips from experts on how to clean my new find - a bayonet! I want to keep it for myself and I'm going to clean it properly.

    I've gently tapped the screws at the liners - I have to also tap the nuts on the other side because the screw turns with the nut. Just in case, I already bought replicas with screws.

    At the beginning I sprayed some fluid similar to WD40 and gently rubbed off the first layer of rust. For the second part of, so to say maintenance, I thought to buy CX80 rust remover and after removing the liners, put the bayonet into a container filled with a rust remover. Would that work?

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    Oct 2020
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    Hello, please post a few pics of your “blade” so I can learn along with you. You will get advise and answers.

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    electrolysis is how most of us conserve iron relics. do some research on the subject here on Treasurenet.
    you asked for an expert , well I'm not an expert at anything in life, but I did what everyone called a fine job on a civil war sward I found .
    I did my research here and took my time . scroll down the page and you'll find
    Cleaning & Preservation


    Last edited by ticndig; Jan 12, 2021 at 08:36 AM.

 

 

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