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Cleaning Help Required 2437

No Life Club Posts: 1,765
Cleaning Help Required
« on: September 17, 2007, 11:47:53 PM »
Hi Guys
I have given my new Swiss tool a comprehensive test drive over the last few days and now it needs a good clean it's generally filthy which I can deal with but it's the grit in the action I really need help with any suggestions gratefully accepted
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,198 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2007, 11:57:49 PM »
Did you remember to floss?

Run some unwaxed dental floss in the joints should help clean a fair bit of gunk out of it.  You can also soak it overnight in water and dish soap and/or run it through the dishwasher with all the implements open.  Scrubbing the joints with a toothbrush (someone else's works best! :P) will also help to get rid of some built up gunk.  I put together a Care and Feeding article a while back for SAKs, but it works just as well on multis:

http://www.sosakonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=127&Itemid=35

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,765
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 12:00:31 AM »
Cheers I will give the floss a try and will check out the article .Keep forgetting that my Swisstool is damn near bomb proof
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,198 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007, 12:04:17 AM »
Damn near?  Holy Hannah, what kind of bombs are you guys using over there? :P

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,765
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007, 10:12:41 AM »
BIG ONES :grin:
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007, 10:41:48 AM »
BIG ONES :grin:
:D :D :D

I'm with def on this one, a toothbrush (kiddy size ones work very well), washing up liquid and hot water is all I use.

But if it really manky, I clean it as best I can then stick it in the dish washer :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
No Life Club Posts: 1,765
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 12:15:39 PM »
Cheers for the help ST now in showroom condition Gave my Climber a spruce up to!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,198 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 12:30:01 PM »
Not hard to return that "Showroom Shine" to a SwissTool, is it? :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,765
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 01:03:14 PM »
Not when  you ask the right people first :cheers:
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 05:57:25 PM »
Not when  you ask the right people first :cheers:
That's the beauty of swiss tool's, no matter how old they are, if you but a bit of effort in they look a million bucks :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,198 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 06:03:35 PM »
You could also try the Micky D method of holding it over your head while riding your motorbike through a car wash!   ;D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2007, 06:14:13 PM »
You could also try the Micky D method of holding it over your head while riding your motorbike through a car wash!   ;D

Def
Hey, don't knock it till you've tried it ;D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,198 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2007, 06:19:12 PM »
I dunno, the Hot Wax with Chaps Only sounds a little intimidating to me!   O0

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2007, 06:36:06 PM »
I dunno, the Hot Wax with Chaps Only sounds a little intimidating to me!   O0

Def
Yeah but us brit's are made of stearner stuff ;D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,198 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2007, 06:52:27 PM »
This from the guy who refused to use the exfoliating tool on his SwissTool! :P

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
No Life Club Posts: 1,765
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2007, 09:03:52 PM »
There is no substitute for a brillo pad and bleach it's the only time when an ST just ain't enough ;)
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2007, 11:09:57 PM »
Plus it'll bring your pods up nicely too ;) ;D

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,482 Aggressive in defence
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2007, 03:00:46 PM »
I'm with Micky on the one , tooth brush , hot water and washing up liquid . then rinse and I dry with a hair dryer . Have you access to compressed air as that is good for blowing out the crap before washing .

Dunc
Hero Member Posts: 906
Re: Cleaning Help Required
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2007, 06:03:18 PM »
That's what I was going to write, Dunc!  :)  Compressed air can be bought in small cans at computer stores or even some hardware stores. Excellent for blowing out debris trapped in the tool(s). Also, if you have a garden hose with a jet nozzle on it...or use your thumb!....... that'll work fine, too.
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