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How to remove oil from stone?
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Mike D.    Posted 01-19-2004 at 17:34:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just was given a very nice ceramic sharpening stone. It is the type that you use water with.
The past owner used machine oil with it, so it is gummed up badly.

How can I clean the stone up well enough to use it again? It does not sharpen well now because the ceramic is coated in oil. Thanks-

w    Posted 01-20-2004 at 07:55:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Xylene, which you can buy at a paint store, is an excellent degreaser. Aa far as I know, it won't attack ceramic but it will sure cut any type of grease or oil.

Ron/PA    Posted 01-20-2004 at 06:58:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
A can of Brake-Kleen, or Carb-Kleen wash it real good, then scrub it in detergent, or toss it in the dishwasher.

Dave Wi.    Posted 01-19-2004 at 19:38:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I used to process hams I always had a ceramic,to clean meatal and grease I used a cleanser called Bon-Ami,a mild abrasive and it dont wear on your ceramic.
I hollow ground a knife once and went for about 6 months without sharpenig ,just used the ceramic.

Dave Munson    Posted 01-19-2004 at 18:27:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't you just bake the thing? Throw it on the grill for a while?

Mike D.    Posted 01-19-2004 at 18:55:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since it's ceramic could I just micro-wave the thing. My coffe mug is ceramic, and it's got grease an oil on the outside of it. I micro-wave that all the time.

Willy-N    Posted 01-19-2004 at 17:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Soak it in detergent over night to break the oil down then wash it off. The detergent won't hurt the stone. Mark H.

Mike D.    Posted 01-19-2004 at 17:49:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just good old dish detergent? Shoot man, I can't be seen picking that stuff up. The Mrs. will figure I know more than I let on!

I'll give it a try tonight, nuts...

Then...    Posted 01-19-2004 at 18:19:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try soaking it covered with rubbing alcohol and using an old toothbrush on it for a couple days...

Trust me here...

No need to tell SWMBO that you have no clue and should be instructed what to do, what to wear and where to go...

Salmoneye, Who Makes Many People Think He Has A Clue Just Cuz He Acts Like He Does



snickered-    Posted 01-19-2004 at 18:54:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, I thought about soaking it in some shine, but don't know if the ceramic could handle it, Lord knows I can't!

What's rubbing alcohol anyway? Must be something ya'll use up there. Down here it only tickles some, that is after it has burned going down that first gulp or two.

I'd better stick to that soap idea. Last time I had that alcohol in the house the Mrs. nearly bent the skillet on my head.

But, obliged just the same Sam&I.

Willy-N    Posted 01-19-2004 at 18:14:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sneak the bottle out to the shop when she is not looking. Dawn is a good degreaser. Just mix a little water so it will soak in better. Alcohal could also work but then you need the detergent to break the rest of the oil down. Mark H.

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