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Etching?

Discussion in 'Making Your Mark' started by Alexander13, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    What do you etch blades with/in to bring out a hamon(if there is one)?
     
  2. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Ferric Chloride works good, it is circuit board etching acid also what you would use with Damascus steels.
     
  3. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    Where's the best place buy it?
     
  4. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Well I can tell you where you can't get it. Not much help but will save you the trouble of looking there.... Circuit city. The old radio shack. It used to be sold there but apparently they stopped carrying it. I've tried about 5 different locations and had no luck. I'm still looking if I find a spot I'll let you know. The last thing I did an etch on I used a mix of heated viniger and hydrogen peroxide. Some little mix u saw on a forum somewhere. Light etch but it definately showed what was there. Some just use lemon juice and polishing.
     
  5. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    White vinegar and lemon juice are some of the stuff I use as well (not together)
     
  6. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    If you guys are looking for ferric chloride the best place available now is B&E Electronics....you can order online or just give them a call ;)
     
  7. r-ice

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    what about all the other electronic stores in toronto?
     
  8. stevebates

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    Very possible!!!
     
  9. Alexander13

    Alexander13 Member

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    I'm going to try active surplus and a few other stores. So I'll post if I'm successful or not in finding any local to Toronto. I think I'll also try lemon and white vinegar( not together) as well.
    Thanks for all of the information and help once I find what I'm going to use and actually use it i'll post my results, good or bad
     
  10. Alexander13

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    So I haven't made it to active surplus yet, but I did find a place called Sayal Electronics. They have stores in Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Markham, Vaughan and Cambridge, and they sell ferric chloride. I'm going to try lemon juice and vinegar first but if they don't work then at least I know where to buy ferric chloride.
     

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