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    Hey y'all,

    i am working on this blade I got the other day and I kind of need some advice. I wouldn't mind getting a good shine on her but I really want to keep the etchings. The problem is that the etching a fairly shallow and it also looks like someone took a couple of swipes at ot with 100 grit paper. left some pretty deep scratches. Any of y'all have any advice for me? Granted I am not opposed to leafing it the way it is. Also here are some pictures.
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    there was a thread a wile ago, i can't seem to find it now. The original post was about the use of Mothers or Maas polish in conjunction with synthetic steel wool. Essentially very high grit scotch brite. Use the polish of your choice and mind your fingers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    there was a thread a wile ago, i can't seem to find it now. The original post was about the use of Mothers or Maas polish in conjunction with synthetic steel wool. Essentially very high grit scotch brite. Use the polish of your choice and mind your fingers!
    Yeh I had looked for anything on the topic but came up short.
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    I would use some diamond paste on a soft buffer then some Fabulustre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    there was a thread a wile ago, i can't seem to find it now. The original post was about the use of Mothers or Maas polish in conjunction with synthetic steel wool. Essentially very high grit scotch brite. Use the polish of your choice and mind your fingers!
    Maybe this one, or the one it references? http://straightrazorpalace.com/works...sandpaper.html
    Or maybe someone else wrote one, too.

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    Start as fine as you can but I think you may wind up going to something like 1000 grit and working back up if you want mirror. Work on the the far side first with each step and see what you do. Personally I would start with Semi Chrome polish maybe 2000k paper and stay off the etch as much as possible.
    On the other hand I don't see all that much wrong with it (from the pics) and maybe a light polishing will make you happy.
    I did read the 0000 steel wool post a while back and that sounds very light and promising also. I have 3 grits of wool but never use them
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    For any etching, stamps, or engravings I'm trying to keep I full them in with clear nail polish. I use I very fine paint brush to minimize "going outside the lines". Then I start removing metal with a higher grit, say 300-400. After I'm done get the nail polish remover out and take it off. Please note you may need to apply polish, sand, apply, sand etc... As needed. Best of luck.

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    IMO, do not touch that blade with any buffers or dremels or abrasives, maybe some maas or semi chrome.
    Is fantastic the way it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    IMO, do not touch that blade with any buffers or dremels or abrasives, maybe some maas or semi chrome.
    Is fantastic the way it is.
    Yeh I am leaning towards leaving it the way it is..... I don't know... I might hit it a bit with some 0000 wool and some Maas. I just reall don't like the way the scratches look that were left by someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamasamson View Post
    Yeh I am leaning towards leaving it the way it is..... I don't know... I might hit it a bit with some 0000 wool and some Maas. I just reall don't like the way the scratches look that were left by someone else.
    I think there's more to lose than to gain here. I doubt the etch is more resilient than the scratches and W&Bs are rare and valuable enough to leave it as it is
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