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Poor micra
« on: December 15, 2012, 03:38:41 PM »
Well it's been dangling on my keychain for some time now and as I attach it to a ring on the chest strap of my backpack its exposed too the elements alot, so I noticed a week back it was seizing up and grimy so decided it was bath time  :D I chucked my tinker in as well,it was a nice oily warm bath  :D well after a hour or so I removed them and used a toothbrush to get inside and the washed them through, both now back to there old selves  :tu: think I need a hot oily bath now  :D









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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 04:03:17 PM »
It looks a lot happier than my cat when I wash him :D

Nice job :tu:
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2012, 04:05:18 PM »
It looks a lot happier than my cat when I wash him :D

Nice job :tu:

LOL yeah my dogs the same chrissy   :D :cheers:
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 07:05:26 PM »
You wash your cats and dogs in warm oil? No wonder they don't like it!

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 07:09:46 PM »
You wash your cats and dogs in warm oil? No wonder they don't like it!

 :rofl: although would give them a shinny coat  :D
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 08:15:58 PM »
Nice pics, They look very happy!

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Poor micra
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 09:59:53 PM »
Some TLC works every time.. :tu:

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 11:31:11 PM »
You need to get that Micra a nice jacket. :pok:

Good job Paul. :)

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 12:38:30 AM »
I did have a little jacket Gareth but it fell apart  :-\ i will have to make a new one  :tu:
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 01:33:11 AM »
Very nice Paul. I think I'll give it a go tomorrow with some of my nasty MTs    :tu:




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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 07:37:18 AM »
I just got through giving my Wave and Supertinker a good cleaning the other day too.  I didn't dunk them but they weren't that dirty to begin with.  I always love carrying a clean, well oiled tool.
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 10:28:31 AM »
Cheers guys  :tu: i should have Some new scales for my tinker next week  :tu:
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 02:33:05 PM »
Thanks too lowtech my trusty tinker has new scales   :tu:
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2012, 02:44:19 PM »
Okay, I might get a little offtopic, but I've never done this, so I want to ask.. :facepalm:: what kind of oil do you use for your tools? I've had only keychain ones so far and they don't get really dirty or anything.. but if I ever need to oil them... what the heck to use?? Should I necessarily buy something or can it be done with something you have at home? :think: Sorry for the stupid, obvious to many, question :-\

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2012, 02:52:16 PM »
I soak mine in warm water and bicycle oil lol  :D and once dry I use nano oil too lube the joints  :tu:
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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2012, 02:55:54 PM »
Now there is a question that will get people going! Ask 10 people about oil and you will get 11 answers, ask an Internet forum and...  ;)

As far as I'm concerned, a light weight oil is all you need. Think sewing machine oil, chain lube, firearms lubricants, 3-in-1, 5W30 engine oil, etc. Just be sure to apply it very sparingly or it will make a mess and attract dust and dirt. Some people use dry film lubes as they won't attract dirt.


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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2012, 04:59:00 PM »
I use 3 in 1 as my main oil for lubricating all tool/knives pivots.

Make sure you wipe it well so as not to cause a mess in your pocket.

Also wipe and clean it off the blade with some soap, if you will be cutting food!

WD40 and some rust removing oil work well for cleaning too, but not so good for lubricating.
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2012, 05:00:56 PM »
I used to use mineral oil, but then I tried the Vic brand oil and it works much better and its cheap enough I have just been using it on all my tools now.  I dont know what type of oil it is though.
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2012, 05:52:15 PM »
I just love these dirty vs. clean threads.  I will run a SAK through the dishwasher once in a while, or clean it out with WD-40 and a q-tip.  What I would really like is an ultrasonic cleaner.

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2012, 08:00:34 PM »
I use 3-in one as well.  Works like a charm, and one bottle will last you around ten lifetimes.  Sometimes I clean with warm water or wd40 and follow up with oil.

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2012, 08:28:38 PM »
Thanks! :D

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2012, 09:39:51 PM »
Another Nano oil user here for oiling after cleaning and drying.

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2012, 10:35:03 PM »
I use Victorinox's oil.  It comes in a tiny container but a little goes a long way  :tu:
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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2012, 03:48:05 AM »


good stuff...

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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2012, 04:41:54 AM »
..............for guns Peter.......... I really dislike that stuff, maybe bad memories of late nights cleaning weapons after going to the range when I was in the Army. I'm sure it could be used for MT or SAK maintenance but I won't use it for anything. You really can't get rid of the odor it leaves after use. I'll stick with 3 in 1.




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Re: Poor micra
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2012, 07:40:59 AM »
hmm, I don't mind the smell. Perhaps because my shooting is recreational, not a job.

When I was in the pistol club, Break Free kept my 1911 as tight as the day it came back from the gunsmith even after many thousands of major power-factor rounds.

I read it has teflon in it or something, you only need to use so little and things just glide

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