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    I\'m looking for recommendations for clearing rust off a carbon steel sword (chinese dao) that used daily in practice.

    Sweat on the blade form regular handling is starting a rust buildup.

    I started cleaning off the rust with fine emery cloth (600) + WD40, but it\'s not effective.

    What to use for cleanup ?

    What to use and how often for protection ?

    David L.

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    Re: carbon steel sword

    Is there any fine detail in this sword that may be lost if polished?

    If not, a Spiral Sewn wheel and white buffing compound should make quick work of re-polishing.

    I haven\'t tried this on carbon steel, but Coca-Cola does a pretty good job if you just want to dissolve the rust.
    Mike Caswell
    Caswell Inc
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    • #3
      Re: carbon steel sword

      Now those are the secrets we are looking for CASWELL.