makers mark/roll mark

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  1. matt263

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    I have a Belknap Bluegrass double bit head. Going to do some work on it. Wanting to know if the makers mark can be saved? Thought about dipping it in evapo rust and forcing a black patina on it. I have already took a wired cup to it and did help. 20181030_150522.jpg 20181030_150522.jpg 20181030_150511.jpg
     
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    Electrolytic rust removal is about the only way to remove rust with no damage to base metal. It makes rust into mush that can be washed off. NO damage to the un-rusted metal.
     
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    An E-Tank is easy to make. Use a manual battery charger (not automatic) some wire, some steel, a bucket and some washing soda.
    You can get all the materials at garage sales except washing soda
     
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    Theres a guy on Instagram that does his best with bringing out faded makers marks. He uses the hashtag "acid etch" often but never asked him his process. Look up Beren's axe house and you'll see what he can do!
     
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    yeah, an electrolysis tank is my preferred method as well, I would give that a go round...but evapo rust should work as well, especially if you have some sitting around!
     

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