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Cleaning my files?

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Harrisburg, PA
Cleaning my files?
Posted by Lufbery on Friday, May 21, 2004 9:32 AM
Hi all,

I've got a nice set of needle files (I think that's what they're called) that I use for particularly nasty sanding chores. A couple of the more used files have plastic sand in them, and I'm wondering how to get the plastic out.

Should I soad the files in ascetone?

Regards,

-Drew

Build what you like; like what you build.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Friday, May 21, 2004 9:54 AM
Soaking the files in Acetone or even Lacquer thinner will help. I keep a small brass bristle brush handy to clean out the grit when I'm working.
RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...
  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 21, 2004 12:19 PM
Go to the hardware store and ask for a "File Card" it's a type of Stiff wire brush.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Harrisburg, PA
Posted by Lufbery on Friday, May 21, 2004 2:41 PM
Thanks, guys. Smile [:)]

Regards,

-Drew

Build what you like; like what you build.

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: USA
Posted by MusicCity on Friday, May 21, 2004 8:22 PM
A File Card is the "approved" method of cleaning files. Like Rick though, I just keep a brass brush around.
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 6, 2004 6:07 AM
I just dicovered a real cheap and easy way to clean your files. Last week I looked at one of mine and it had a lot of plastic 'dust'. I looked down at my cotton sweats, gave the file a wipe on them and presto! Clean file.
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