Taking the protective coating off new chisels


Does anyone know what takes the protective coating off quickly. I've tried lacquer thinner and it worked very slowly but I still ended up scraping it off.
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Sharpening will remove it. New chisels should be sharpened and their backs should be flattened.
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I thought about that but I remember reading an article that said if you don't take the coating off it gums up your sharpening equipment. I intended on sharpening them afterwards.
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It would depend on what the coating is but, if it's something like cosmoline, kerosene do a good job. It will have to soak a while (30 minutes) in extreme cases but should soften it to the point that it can be easily wiped off.

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Jonesy wrote:

Nail polish remover (with or without acetone) works great for me.
Chris
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Fri, Sep 8, 2006, 12:07pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@sd43.bc.ca (Jonesy) doeth woefully query: Does anyone know what takes the protective coating off quickly. I've tried lacquer thinner and it worked very slowly but I still ended up scraping it off.
Still always somewhat astonishes me to read this type of question - I guess it's a qauestion, no question mark. Such a big deal out of something so not a big deal.
First off, what's quickly? Any time I get a new tool, coating or not, I always spend some time looking it over before I use it. One minute, two, five, ten?
Next, what type of coating? Dipped, plastic type? Grease, cosmoline?
I'm definitely not understanding wha the problem is, you definitely don't go very deeply into details. Been a long time since Ive bought any tools with any coating, but the plastic type I'd just slit with a knife, then just peel it off. If it's cosmoline, I'd wipe most of it off with a rag or paper towel, then wipe the rest off with a rag or paper towel dampened with kerosene (or paint thinner, mineral spirits, etc.). Either way, we're talking a minute or so, tops. Quick enough? Dispose of rags/paper towels safely.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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On Sat, 9 Sep 2006 12:03:11 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Hey, if Norm or David Marks can build at hutch in 30 minutes, the OP dosen't want to waste a bunch of time cleaning a new chisel! <G>
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