i got rust on my samurai sword how do i get it off without causing major damage?
- Pompous HarrisLv 512 months agoFavourite answer
For light staining: use extra uchiko powder and rub harder to remove the spots.
For surface rust: use 1500-2000 grit wet-dry sandpaper, working on a tiny section of the blade at a time. Make sure the blade is secured to a flat surface, and facing away from you.
For deeper pitted rust: use a wire-bristle brush to remove the majority of the rust dust. Use a little WD-40 and very fine wire scrubbing pads to scratch out the rust.
Once there is no discoloration left, clean as for surface rust with extra-fine wet-dry sandpaper. Make sure you protect the blade after treating the rust with mineral oil before storingSource(s): Many pompous years