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Arkansas stone cleaning

post #1 of 8
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After tuning my skis for the very 1st time my Arkansas stone has many black lines where I used it in my edge bevel guide. Any suggestions on how to clean the stone?
post #2 of 8
I have yet to find a way to absolutely remove the marks. Be sure you use different areas of the stone face to even out the wear. I have had decent success using the same 50% denatured alcohol solution I use with diamonds as well as a 'stone eraser' (rubber sanding belt cleaner), soft brass and stiff nylon brushes. Base cleaner helps as well, as I'm sure other cleaners along with some soft abrasives and elbow grease.
post #3 of 8
Had the same problem. I found that just putting the stone in water for a bit got rid of the large majority of the marks. I think you will have better success with the above suggestion from Alpinord though !
post #4 of 8
I forgot to mention using a fiber pad is also good for cleaning stones and tools, along with bases.
post #5 of 8
After the stone has been used so much that a groove begins to show, you can run the stone on either sandpaper or a belt sander to remove the groove, and extend the useful life of the stone.
post #6 of 8
409, Fantastic, etc. type cleaners (works lots better than alcohol/water) and a nylon and brass tooth brushes. Scub, let soak, scrub again and wash off. The stone will be pure white again.
post #7 of 8

That ^ works

Or just have the stone in your hands as you wash them with soap.
post #8 of 8
Maybe wet the stone before use, like files and diamonds. Acts like a lube and also seems to clean up better.
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