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    Kenneth
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    As the title says. Any thoughts?

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    MarcH
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    Simple Green is not recommended.  This cleaner has been reported by W.E. users to dissolve and loosen the adhesive used to attach the sharpening stones to the plastic paddles.

    Here’s what’s recommended: https://support.wickededgeusa.com/portal/en/kb/articles/how-to-clean-your-diamond-stones

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-Its)

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    #55674
    000Robert
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    I would not use Simple Green or Oil Eater. I just use warm water and dish soap with a scrub brush.

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    #55678
    Kenneth
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    Do you think it may have bee the water heat maybe caused the adhesive to come off versus the  simple green?

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    Dwight Glass
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    I have used “Bar Keepers Friend” and an old tooth brush.

    I do not use “Simple Green” on any thing from “Wicked Edge”.

    #55689
    Rodger
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    Any opinions of polymer erasers? I use a Pentel polymer eraser and—at least visually—it seems to do a good job cleaning my stones. Thanks

    #55691
    Matt
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    What’s the general consensus on how often to clean your stones?  I’m sure this is case by case, but I’m just curious as I’m knew to all of this as well and have only sharpened say 20-25 knives on my setup.  I probably spend more time on each stone than the more advanced users simply trying to erase the previous grits scratches for a more even polish.  Having a general idea will help.  Thanks

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