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6 minutes ago, Conan Dunlap said:

ATP 641

It works very well. I use it on every knife I make.

 

There's also the new trend of using wax. It apparently does the same as ATP, but I didn't try it yet. 

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10 minutes ago, Alex Middleton said:

@Joël Mercier, you've peaked my interest.  I haven't heard of that before.  Any specifics, or just a coat of generic wax?

So far I've seen 3 makers using butcher's and carnauba wax with excellent results. Still, I remain sceptical until I try it myself.

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3 hours ago, Conan Dunlap said:

Does anyone have any experience with the Brownells ATP 641 anti-scale coating?

I, too, use this, and no problems hardening  if it's applied thinly.

 

 

3 hours ago, Joël Mercier said:

There's also the new trend of using wax . . .using butcher's and carnauba wax with excellent results

 

How does the wax not burn up at 1475F?

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10 hours ago, billyO said:

How does the wax not burn up at 1475F?

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It does and it supposedly leaves a film that protects the blade. 

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1 hour ago, Alex Middleton said:

Heck, I'll try it next time I'm heat treating.  I don't have any ATP-641...............:ph34r:

Great, keep us posted

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46 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

I have a block of pure carnauba from when I made pipes.  It's more expensive than atp-641. ;)

Yeah, I got a block too....and 1.5 pint of ATP. I don't plan on trying the wax until I'm through with the ATP, but it'd fun if someone here tried it, for prosperity :D

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2 hours ago, Joël Mercier said:

it'd fun if someone here tried it, for prosperity 

I still have a quart of Kilz acryic primer........

How do you keep the wax from getting all over the bottom of the oven? Heat it in a baking pan? Then you either get wax floating in your quenchant, or on your quench plates. 
The whole idea sounds messy to me. 

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3 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

I still have a quart of Kilz acryic primer........

How do you keep the wax from getting all over the bottom of the oven? Heat it in a baking pan? Then you either get wax floating in your quenchant, or on your quench plates. 
The whole idea sounds messy to me. 

The wax completely burns...

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Which makes me wonder even more how this is an effective anti-scale coating. Much too much thinking for my little brain......

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I would speculate that the thought is as it burns it leaves a carbon layer that will counteract the decarb.  In which case one could probably just put a soot layer over the blade via a candle.  I don't use anything for anti-scale, so I can't confirm the performance for anything.  

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