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Old 01-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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What's the best way to clean your India and Arkansas stones that are used for polishing small metal parts?

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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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.

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

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

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Barkeepers Friend works very well.

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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.

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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.

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


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