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Old 05-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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Dropped a razor blade between dash/windshield

Was trying to take a registration sticker off.

Advice on how to remove it? Buy a magnet on a stick? I tried tape wrapped around a spatula, no good.


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Old 05-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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I think you're thinking up pretty good approaches. Try them.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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Was trying to take a registration sticker off.

Advice on how to remove it? Buy a magnet on a stick? I tried tape wrapped around a spatula, no good.
Just be aware that if the blade is stainless steel a magnet won't stick.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:44 PM   #5
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Just be aware that if the blade is stainless steel a magnet won't stick.
Where did the expression 'a rusty razor blade' come from then?
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:20 PM   #6
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"Magnet on a stick" would be my first attempt.

If that failed, I would try a thin knife blade or a thin file.

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Just be aware that if the blade is stainless steel a magnet won't stick.
Stainless steel can be picked up by a magnet. In fact I just tested it with one of my double-edged razors to be sure. Must be thinking of aluminum.
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #7
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better than the guy who lost paper towels in his engine. After the forum advised him to pour in gas and light it on fire, no one heard from him again.

I had to get a bug out of there once and I used a razor blade taped to a thin piece of wood. Then again that could lead to two razor blades lost...
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i don't think i've ever bought a stainless steel razor blade

i'd bet most are melted down from old train tracks ,lol
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"Magnet on a stick" would be my first attempt.

If that failed, I would try a thin knife blade or a thin file.



Stainless steel can be picked up by a magnet. In fact I just tested it with one of my double-edged razors to be sure. Must be thinking of aluminum.
You do know that there are different alloys of stainless steel, right?

Good quality stainless is non magnetic
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Razor blades are not stainless. They're about as cheap quality steel as you can find. And any type of knife that's billed as "stainless" is still magnetic anyways - it's the same type of stainless that your exhaust is made from. Not sure why anyone would suggest razor blades weren't magnetic.
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And any type of knife that's billed as "stainless" is still magnetic anyways
Interesting. Did not know that. For sure each of my Spyderco's sticks to my magnets.
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You do know that there are different alloys of stainless steel, right?

Good quality stainless is non magnetic
Stupidest thing i have ever heard. All steels are alloys of iron and are physically bound to retain iron's magnetic properties. let me guess.. majored in political science?
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Stupidest thing i have ever heard. All steels are alloys of iron and are physically bound to retain iron's magnetic properties. let me guess.. majored in political science?
Some alloys of stainless are not magnetic, or have extremely weak magnetic properties. Let me guess, you majored in... ignorance?

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Did you ever get the blade out?

I, for one, don't care what you may have studied in the past. My big concern is learning how to do things, like recover a razor blade from a tight spot, fix my cooling system or AC, etc. without a lot of snotty comments.

Did you get it out?

How?
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I have a package of scraper razor blades. I just checked. They stick to a magnet.
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i'd bet most are melted down from old train tracks ,lol
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This thread is now about the magnetic qualities of razors, lol.

Not yet. I'm not even sure where it is in there anymore, I had to drive a bit yesterday so I don't know where it may have moved to. Gonna keep trying at it today, need to drop by a hardware store for a magnet.


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