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Hobie21

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Cleaning Files
« on: April 10, 2007, 05:19:30 PM »

Hi Guys,
How does one clean white metal from files? I have tried a Draper wire brush but to no avail. 
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Re: Cleaning Files
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 05:27:22 PM »

Flie a bit of steel till the white metal has gone.

Nige
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Hobie21

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Re: Cleaning Files
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007, 05:47:52 PM »

Thanks Nige, I have just tried filing metal and it works.
Ken
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Roger in France

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Re: Cleaning Files
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 11:07:49 AM »

I think the technical term for clogging a file is "pinning"? A wire brush with 2 or 3 cm. long "bristles" is useless for de-pinning, you need a very short (about 0.25cm.) "bristled" wire brush which is usually sold as a cloth backed roll which you stick or nail to a suitable length of wood.

Roger in France.
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Re: Cleaning Files
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 11:16:41 AM »

I think it called a File card for cleaning. 
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Re: Cleaning Files
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007, 04:25:36 PM »

just another tip  i warm the file with a mini blow torch and brush while still hot with a wire brush
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