Cleaning your modern folders

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Cleaning your modern folders

Post by garddogg56 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:18 pm

STORM DAY so I'm readying my modern folders(MF) for work and play.I've noticed a trend in the general knife thread towards more guys carring MF and I would asume they are getting used Ssoooo how is everyone cleaning and maintaning there modern folders??
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Post by Ramrod » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:29 pm

I think blowing out with compressed air works great. Im lucky to have an air compressor on hand.
If they are real cruddy, I spray with G-96 (a gun cleaner/lube) and then blow out.
Most times, just blowing out dry will do.
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ps- nice double sided diamond 'hone' there. I have the same one and use it almost exclusively unless I need to reset the bevels when I use a 'Lansky' type system. Mine is about 20 yrs old and still works great! DMT products are high quality.
Is the round metal thing an oiler?

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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by garddogg56 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:47 pm

Hey Mark ::handshake:: Like U I blow my knives down at the end of the work day cause of all the welding dust then strop them, I only need to use the diamond once a month..My DMT I got from L.L.Beans about twenty years ago,,then Touch the blade up with a coffee cup or strop.That is a oiler my Grand-pa gave me ' it's about a hundred years old
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by MITCH RAPP » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:00 pm

8) I keep up all my knives, Tactical and Traditional mostly with these 3 products. ::tu::

P.S. DO NOT USE the Simichrome on Knives with Etched Blades!!! :oops:
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by MITCH RAPP » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:22 pm

8) Oh! I forgot to add for G10 Knife Handles, especially colored G10 like orange etc, I found that these work really well for cleaning and shinning your G10. ::tu::

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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by garddogg56 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:53 am

I was wondering about cleaning G-10 thanx ::tu::
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by Cutty » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:48 pm

I use dish soap and hot water. Let 'em dry/ blow out with compressed air and then oil with quick release ::tu::
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by On Edge » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:47 pm

garddogg, that oiler is very cool. ::tu:: ::tu::

Mitch, Substitute Tuf-Glide for your Blue Lube, and we have the same regimen. ::nod::

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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by MITCH RAPP » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:49 pm

8) Yes Sir! Tuf-Glide is mui bueno ::tu::
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by garddogg56 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:04 am

thanx Edge ::handshake:: I find with oils my flippers stick for about a week so I switched to Remoil and they don't stick,on my AO HALF A DROP OF 3 IN 1 once a month no problem . NOW my axis lock sticks with either ::shrug::
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by Bigman » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:49 pm

I just use some compressed air and for oil I only ever use Quick Release every couple month as it seems to last the longest of anything I've ever tried so far. If they get really junked up I take them apart and use a little bore solvent and then re-oil them. Had one fall into a mud pit recently and need a good cleaning throughout.

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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by jerryd6818 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:53 pm

I've used a little bit of everything but Quick Release is my favorite.
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by Darksev » Fri May 13, 2016 8:27 pm

Normal "everyday" cleaning is acetone/alcohol for gunk on the blades (sap, sticker residue, grease, whatever ends up there) followed by a coat of Renwax. Nearly all my moderns are some form of stainless, so I'm not overly concerned with corrosion. Compressed air to get rid of pocket lint bunnies or dirt.

Full cleaning (when I feel they need it) is a full takedown and scrub with whatever dish detergent I have available (dawn, usually) and an old soft toothbrush. G10 gets "chalky" this way, so a trick I learned from Chuck Bybee is to clean it, hose it down with WD40 then give it another gentle scrub with dawn to remove "free" oil. This makes it nice and dark again, especially on blasted G10.

I'm a huge convert to Nano-Oil now, after using Tuf-Glide for years. the 85wt nano oil is perfect for just about anything with a washer in it, 10wt is good for stuff with bearings and slipjoints you can't get apart. I do still use tuf-glide in place of oil for knives in storage. It provides corrosion protection even after it dries, and doesn't leave residue like oil does inside the pivots.

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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by deltaboy » Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:16 am

Blue Dawn ,hot water old tooth brush and compressed air then lube with 3-1 or Clp.
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Re: Cleaning your modern folders

Post by garddogg56 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:44 am

That just how I do it Deltaboy ::tu:: the blue Dawn really cuts the oils ::nod::
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