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Re: Rust Issues 2 years 2 months ago #3739

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DanClement wrote:
I think that I will give the alcohol a try. Probably would be better than the water and soap, thank you.

This brings up a good point. Is Alcohol a recommended cleaning agent for the stones? What is the "official" recommendation for cleaning them?
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Re: Rust Issues 2 years 2 months ago #3740

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Good questions Thomas - there are some gentlemen on this forum that know vastly more than I do about the chemistry involved in cleaning the stones, so it may be worthwhile to consult with them or browse their other posts on the topic.

What I've found to work well so far on the diamond plates is a dish brush with warm, soapy water. I then pat the stones dry and leave them standing on end with plenty of air circulation to finish drying.

For my ceramic stones, I use a soft pink eraser most of the time, a fibrous eraser (soon to be available on our site) when it's really getting fouled up. I recently tried Soft Scrub foaming spray on my Mirco-Fine ceramics and had great success. Some people highly recommend Barkeeper's Friend for the ceramic stones.
ThomasMeeks wrote:
DanClement wrote:
I think that I will give the alcohol a try. Probably would be better than the water and soap, thank you.

This brings up a good point. Is Alcohol a recommended cleaning agent for the stones? What is the "official" recommendation for cleaning them?
--Clay Allison
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Re: Rust Issues 2 years 2 months ago #3741

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I clean them after every use. I watched all of YouTube videos I could find on the WickedEdge and that was the suggestion from a lot of the videos. I will do fewer cleanings; perhaps that is part of my problem.
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Re: Rust Issues 2 years 2 months ago #3742

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I had the same issue Dan :-) i clean them every time as well.... I have since been putting a drop of oil on each side and rubbing it in on the whole stone face. It's been working great with no negative effects that I have seen.
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Re: Rust Issues 2 years 2 months ago #3743

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Are you using something like Ballistol or CLP? Do you have any issues with the metal dust sticking to the oil? If not, this might solve the issue of the rust for me. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Rust Issues 2 years 2 months ago #3814

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Actually I'm using CLP :-) and it's been working great. I think I found out my problem though... I put my wet choseras in the tupperware container with my diamond stones :-(. I did just order some silica gel packets that I will throw in with my stones too. They're cheap :-)
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