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post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post

FWIW, I have been using the 50/50 mix of denatured and water for about 12 years now. I think I have bought two cans of denatured in all those years. I have been using the same tooth brush.

 

Hey I wonder if that's why my teeth feel so smooth....

   Bet you ain't got no germz neitherbiggrin.gif

 

    zenny

post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by AlpineA View Post

What is that black/tarry stuff that gets in my diamond files, rendering them of very limited use?  Is it old wax, or the carbon from the steel edge?

 

Your not alone with this problem. No one has mentioned that when snow melts there is a black residue left on top it. Could this be the black/tarry stuff you are seeing on your diamond stones? Areas that use compressed air for snow making are the worst culprit for this contamination. Also, I may get blasted but I have used  WD-40 for the many years I have tuned skis & it keeps my diamond stones clean. Try it on a pair of old skis & wipe with a clean cloth & you will be surprised what shows up. Again, just my 2 cents worth..

post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by mrski00 View Post

 

Your not alone with this problem. No one has mentioned that when snow melts there is a black residue left on top it. Could this be the black/tarry stuff you are seeing on your diamond stones? Areas that use compressed air for snow making are the worst culprit for this contamination. Also, I may get blasted but I have used  WD-40 for the many years I have tuned skis & it keeps my diamond stones clean. Try it on a pair of old skis & wipe with a clean cloth & you will be surprised what shows up. Again, just my 2 cents worth..

   Consider yourself "blasted"...Don't try this at home kids!  That dirty snow substance gets in your ski bases...using wd40 can exacerbate the situation...I'm sure Dom Tom could tell us what wd40 really does...

 

    zenny

post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by zentune View Post

   Consider yourself "blasted"...Don't try this at home kids!  That dirty snow substance gets in your ski bases...using wd40 can exacerbate the situation...I'm sure Dom Tom could tell us what wd40 really does...

 

    zenny

 

 

As I said, only my two cents worth. It works for me & my diamond stones last longer. I don't suggest that it's the only answer. Iv'e used the SVT solution  & it's OK, but this works better for me.

post #35 of 35
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Originally Posted by mrski00 View Post

 

 

As I said, only my two cents worth. It works for me & my diamond stones last longer. I don't suggest that it's the only answer. Iv'e used the SVT solution  & it's OK, but this works better for me.

   No worries...not tryin' to bust your chopswink.gif. You'd be better of using the denatured alcohol/water mix though...

 

   zennysmile.gif

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