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Old 04-15-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
 
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I do very little finishing and i was wondering what you all use to grase your tools. Guys at work use wd 40. I sure that is alright but i wanted other options. thankx in advance jmt
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:26 PM   #2
 
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hi i use a silicon based spray ,safe 4 rubber gaskets , doesnot mess the mudd

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Old 04-15-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
 
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I use nothing. Scrape the tools at the end of the day, then sand the tools the next morning to get the small amount of extra left.
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clean them immediately after use and NEVER do i soak a knife in water.
I use a small sharp 3" to scrape the other ones clean at the end of the day. I wouldn't want to get any type of lubricants mixed in with the mud either
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clean them immediately after use and NEVER do i soak a knife in water.
I use a small sharp 3" to scrape the other ones clean at the end of the day. I wouldn't want to get any type of lubricants mixed in with the mud either
Agreed...clean immediately...scrape away.

If it is bad, I will use a damp bucket scrub brush to get the compound loose and then scrape.

We run all stainless steel tools, so no need to use any WD40 or silicone.
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Personally I scrap and sand on a daily basis..

But I do like to wash them off now and again, get them nice and clean..usually a damp sponge.

Some of my guys wash them off everyday after work
Some of them though, NEVER scrap or wash off..and they get pretty lumped up.

But those are the guys that have 25 pans and 300 knives, all clumped up with crap.

As long as it does not affect thier finishing I don't really care though
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I oil mine at the end of the day (usually) and keep my knives in good shape, they make me money so I treat them good!
Blue steel here, dont care for SS knives, different strokes for different folks!

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No oil, no sanding, no nothing.

Stainless Steel. They cost 20% more and all you do is clean them and put them away, take them out and they are ready to go the next day or the next month. Why anybody would use anything other than stainless steel drywall knives I have no idea.
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[/quote] Why anybody would use anything other than stainless steel drywall knives I have no idea.[/quote]


Because they are cheap, and in the long run being cheap is expensive.
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Price isnt an issue as they arnt that far different.....I have both SS and blue steel knives mainly blue steel, Personally I like them better than SS because the way the metal flexes.....Plus you can fix a Blue steel knife with out problems, unlike SS......As for them not lasting as long????? Take care of them and they will last for years!!! If they loose their temper and they start poping when you put pressure on them, oil and a high speed polishing wheel (bench grinder with polishing wheel) will put the temper back into them, I hand finish everything use my knives every day.......... Not saying SS is bad its just not my choice..



Because they are cheap, and in the long run being cheap is expensive.[/QUOTE]

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