I can't seem to keep rust from forming on my blade. It has been a while since I used it but I always clean and oil down after use but when Ilook a few days later its back. Afraid the edge will start pitting- is this just normal or is there something that keeps it off better?
Any suggestion will be appreciated!
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Either you don't use it often enough or you don't get many bears and beavers. LOL
Seriously, take a stone to your whole blade surface and clean it up. Once you finish, take a block of bees wax and with the blade spinning, cover the entire blade. After you finish using it next time, repeat this on the cutting surface or treat it with a light coat of Vaseline. Many times, this rust and pitting are brought on by the salt impregnating your hides and only by removeing it will the problem be eliminated.
I always keep a Windex bottle filled with a solution of water and Baking soda. After I'm done shaving I spray down the blade and my machine and wipe it off. The Baking Soda neutralizes the pickling acid and helps prevent rust. Also - once a month I give it all a light spray of oil too!