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03-26-2009, 06:25 PM
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How to get rust of my skates?

For the past few weeks for some reason I forgot to wipe down my skates and checked my skates and saw rust on the blades. I got some off by scraping it with a steak knife and hot water, but not too much is coming off. I did this for over an hour yesterday...


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sharpen them ... of use a "stone" (we say pierre in here but I don't know in english).

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sharpen them ... of use a "stone" (we say pierre in here but I don't know in english).
we call it a stone

yes sharpen them. if it's up the side of the blade try white vinegar or some other cheap homemade solution.

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sharpen them ... of use a "stone" (we say pierre in here but I don't know in english).
Ahh, I last sharpened them in December. Are you sure it gets the rust off? Never heard of that before.

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Ahh, I last sharpened them in December. Are you sure it gets the rust off? Never heard of that before.
Yeah I'm sure, the rust is just on the surface. It may take a good sharp though but it will work.

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Stone for the sides, then sharpen them.

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Hehe. Put the steak knife away and get them sharpened.

(I've sharpened a lot of rusty skates, and it's never been an issue. One good sharpening will take care of it.)

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depending on how rusty they are, you might have to get it grinded which would cost a bit more.

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depending on how rusty they are, you might have to get it grinded which would cost a bit more.
???

A sharpening is a sharpening...whether we crossgrind a skate or not doesn't matter...

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???

A sharpening is a sharpening...whether we crossgrind a skate or not doesn't matter...
mmmm, then why does my hockey shop charge extra to get rust off and to sharpen new skates?

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That's messed up man. I gotta say, that's the first time I've heard of such a 'concept'. Charging extra for two or three passes on the crossgrinder? That's crazy talk.

You are being taken for a ride, I'm afraid...

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That's messed up man. I gotta say, that's the first time I've heard of such a 'concept'. Charging extra for two or three passes on the crossgrinder? That's crazy talk.

You are being taken for a ride, I'm afraid...
actually im giving the ride cause i work there thats all i do too is just two or three passes on the crossgrind then a normal sharpening. its like an extra 10 bucks too. Oh well, i dont care cause i havent paid for a skate sharpening in like 5 years

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Haha. Fair enough.

Though, knowing what it takes to sharpen a skate, I'd be outraged if I was ever charged an extra $10 for all that work...

Would this be an 'american' thing?

I ask because I've seriously never heard of this...I've never had a customer tell me "What, you're not gonna charge me for the crossgrind?"

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Haha. Fair enough.

Though, knowing what it takes to sharpen a skate, I'd be outraged if I was ever charged an extra $10 for all that work...

Would this be an 'american' thing?

I ask because I've seriously never heard of this...I've never had a customer tell me "What, you're not gonna charge me for the crossgrind?"
i dont really think anyone who asks for their skates to be sharpened around me knows the process of sharpening a skate. practically non of them as for a certain hollow.

do you charge for first time sharpenings?

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do you charge for first time sharpenings?
Nope.

Looks like we're missing out on easy money...

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Nope.

Looks like we're missing out on easy money...
haha yea i guess so. everywhere around me charges atleast for first time sharpenings

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Simple Green and a plastic scrubber. No scratching or scarring.

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Wd-40.

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i dont really think anyone who asks for their skates to be sharpened around me knows the process of sharpening a skate. practically non of them as for a certain hollow.

do you charge for first time sharpenings?
What do you guys charge total?

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What do you guys charge total?
5 for a sharpening 15 for new skates or get rust off

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For the sides, I always used WD40 and an abrasive sponge. Gets it off in a hurry.

For rust in the hollow, I just wait until the next sharpening, though you could get the sponge and WD40 in there too if you want.

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Go to the hardware store and get some steel wool.

Takes it right off like magic.

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For the sides, I always used WD40 and an abrasive sponge. Gets it off in a hurry.

For rust in the hollow, I just wait until the next sharpening, though you could get the sponge and WD40 in there too if you want.
I'm using WD40 too and it is really helps!

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Go to the hardware store and get some steel wool.

Takes it right off like magic.
we have a winner.

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we have a winner.
it will also dull the **** of them, in which case you have to get them sharpened anyway

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