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Old 03-12-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default Channellock Clear Coat

Just for the hell of it I cut the blue grips off of a pair of Channellock 415 pliers and took off the clear coat using paint stripper. It looks cool and I hate when the clear coat gets all scratched up. Is it going to rust to hell now? What type of steel is under there?
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Channellock Clear Coat

I know Channellock can get rusty WITH the clear coat on them so I would imagine it will happen now. Might be able to keep them polished.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Channellock Clear Coat

Basic C1080.

Good luck with the rust thing... that's not going to be fun. I've no idea what you're going to do now.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Channellock Clear Coat

That clear coat is fairly new, so I don't think the rust will be any worse on them than in the "old" days (before CC).

Oil then up, maybe even get them hot so the oil gets into the metal (Think seasoning a cast iron fry pan..), and wipe off the excess. Gun oil is good as it's designed to keep rust away from metal.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: Channellock Clear Coat

Parkerize them (phosphate coating).
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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Default Re: Channellock Clear Coat

Clear coat came off mine (mostly). I finished it off with a wire wheel. After the pliers got a good coating of rust on them, I dropped them in some Evap-Rust for a couple days. They came out black looking and I put some light oil on them. They have yet to rust and the coating looks like an industrial coating. They have yet to rust any and it has been a couple months.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:10 PM   #7
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get a good quality cold blue for guns. once it is cold blued for awhile just wipe them down with an oily rag occasionally and they will get a good patina on them.
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