Ultrafine ceramic triangle stone, how to clean ?

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Ultrafine ceramic triangle stone, how to clean ?

Postby elsworth » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:54 am

How do you clean the Ultrafine honing stone for the Triangle Sharpmaker kit ?
I was uncertain to use abrasive cleanzer, like Comet, as I use on the other triangle stones, or not. I goof up so many things in the past. I thought I would try using my head this time.

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Elsworth

P.S. The ultrafine stone made a good difference in my edges achieved on the Sharpmaker. I'm glad I bought it.

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Postby Leatherneck » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:15 am

I clean mine with a green scrubbie and some dish soap. Ceramic is pretty darn hard so you'll not destroy it easily.
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Postby dalefuller » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:28 am

elsworth wrote:How do you clean the Ultrafine honing stone for the Triangle Sharpmaker kit ?
I was uncertain to use abrasive cleanzer, like Comet, as I use on the other triangle stones, or not. I goof up so many things in the past. I thought I would try using my head this time.

Thank you,
Elsworth

P.S. The ultrafine stone made a good difference in my edges achieved on the Sharpmaker. I'm glad I bought it.
Yeah... I like 'm too. I still strop, but the U/F stones do a great job at finishing an edge after sharpening. I use my strop now almost daily so I can avoid doing any serious sharpening on m EDCs.

I use Bon Ami and a green kitchen scrub pad to clean all my ceramics. I like Bon Ami because it doesn't have any bleach or other chemicals that are unfriendly to my skin or my septic tank.

I also clean them after each use, usually. That keeps me from having to do any heavy scrubbing and it keeps the stones' bite more consistent because I always start with clean stones.
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Postby D1omedes » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:21 am

The Sharpmaker DVD shows Sal recommending abrasive cleaners (ie. Comet and Bar Keeper's Friend) to clean your ceramic stones. I use those two brands with a no-scratch scouring pad and have had fine results.

The pads look like this.

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Postby 2cha » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:24 am

I haven't tried it yet, but some say a rubber eraser works.

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Postby marcus1 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:03 am

I have used the comet (same as Sal in the video) which works. I have also use GoJo (a hand cleaner a lot of mechanics use (it has small gritty particles in it).

I've also tried using VIM (which has a micro abrasive in it) and it works well.
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Postby cckw » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:36 am

comet and my finger tips

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Postby skatenut » Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:02 pm

powdered household cleaner or a Lansky eraser block

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mr. clean magic eraser

Postby cr123 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:20 pm

hi:
i've cleaned up the UF stones pretty nicely with Mr Clean's magic eraser. i cut a small piece (the size of bubble yum bubble gum piece) and go to town. the magic eraser also cleans up G10 too.

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Postby dialex » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:54 pm

2cha wrote:I haven't tried it yet, but some say a rubber eraser works.
Indeed, this is how I do. An ordinary pencil eraser cleans the stones fast and efficient.
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Postby elsworth » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:55 pm

Thanks for the advice guys. Much appreciated.

I'm a Bon Ami guy too ! :)


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