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Cat1870 01-27-2012 02:29 PM

Cleaning polishing stones question
Hello All:
What's the best way to clean your India and Arkansas stones that are used for polishing small metal parts?



CubDriver451 01-27-2012 04:51 PM

Any good light weight oil and a stiff nylon brush works well to loosen the imbedded metal. Then wipe it away with a paper towel.


Minionsram 01-28-2012 12:03 AM

I have had good luck with a scotch pad and hot soapy water.

masterPsmith 02-03-2012 11:37 PM

Dove dishwashing soap and a small brush or toothbrush works great. Rinse well and let dry.


BillDeShivs 02-04-2012 05:35 AM

Barkeepers Friend works very well.

DougB 02-04-2012 08:53 AM

Make a paste of TSP (available at most paint stores) and water. If you leave it on the stone overnight, very little if any scrubbing will be necessary.

Axxe55 02-04-2012 11:16 AM

i use a small brush and Dawn on my whetstones for my knives as polishing stones are similar, just a lot finer. i scrub mine with a brush and Dawn, under hot running water in the kitchen sink, then rinse completely and just set them in the drain rack to drip dry.

alsaqr 02-04-2012 02:49 PM


have had good luck with a scotch pad and hot soapy water.
Works very well for me too.

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