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Armour preservation? Answered

Ok so I've made some plate armour before and I'm wondering what the best LOWBUDGET preservative would be? For the pieces I've made I used silicone spray because its thick enough, however I've read on another forum that some people use vaseline(without skincare additives). Now the core of my question: have any of you tried out different preservatives and if so, what is the best low cost solution?

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Burf

Best Answer 4 years ago

I use paraffin on my tools, particularly handsaws, and on some of our non-stainless cutlery. Rub a good coating of the paraffin on the piece and warm it with a blow dryer or heat gun until the paraffin just begins to melt.

I have a couple of old handsaws that belonged to my dad that I waxed and haven't used for many years and they are still untarnished.

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Burfknutknackebröd

Answer 4 years ago

Oh yeah, it makes a clean, fairly decent heavy lubricant.

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Burfknutknackebröd

Answer 4 years ago

Yep, just use new wax though, the oils and scents added to candles may affect the metal. I use canning wax because it is a slightly softer than candle wax and is safe for use on kitchen utensils, but candle wax will work fine if you only use it on items that won't contact food.

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iceng

4 years ago

This is a mind thing amour you need to have a will to preserve tha @*#!!!

Aaaaa you meant ARMOUR then Polish, Polish, polish and more polish :-)

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rickharris

4 years ago

Anything that will keep air away from the metal will work. Some things like oil will evaporate others like Vaseline or any grease will hang around.. You cam lacquer the metal BUT if it gets a scratch it will corrode.

Surface treatments like blueing can also protect the steel.