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    Spyderco Forum Registered User joe58's Avatar
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    Cleaning Sharpmaker Stones

    Hello!



    I'm looking for the best way to clean my sharpmaker stones.



    I've been using them for quite awhile now and they seem to be losing their efficiency.



    Any tips on how to clean them up or should I just replace them?



    Thanks!



    Joe

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    Hello Joe,

    Welcome to the forums.
    You can clean the sharpmaker stones with a green scotchbrite pad and some cleaner like comet or soft scrub. Just be carefull not to drop them in the sink. I have never tried this but the instructions say that they are dishwasher safe.

    Bruceter

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    Joe,

    Definitely don't replace them.<img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Just do as Bruceter recommended.<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Emphasis on don't drop them on anything hard OR you will be replacing them.<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

    Merry Christmas Cheers,

    Jaxon

    Darn, edited to spell OR correctly. I keep doing that.<img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

    Edited by - jaxon on 12/24/2002 9:07:40 AM

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    Put a few inches of warm water in a sink, and use a green Scotchbrite scouring pad and Comet.... takes about 10min for all 4 stones, and I clean the 303MF then too.

    I clean every month or so.

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    lemon juice also works well with a scotch brite(or similar abraisive pad) just pour some on and scrub it down... works real nice.. hope this helps


    sven


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    Howdy Joe! Welcome to <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>Land! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

    I use an old scouring sponge and a shot of Bar Keeper's Friend. Works like a charm, and is pretty cheap. A word of advice though- make sure the stones are wet when you clean them. Dry works, but a wet stone cleans more completely.

    Never underestimate the impossible.

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    Thanks guys...

    I appreciate all the quick responses.

    They cleaned up great and my Pro-Grip is sharp again. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

    Joe

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    Thanks guys...

    I appreciate all the quick responses.

    They cleaned up great and my Pro-Grip is sharp again. <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

    Joe

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