Quote from: TheAverageJoe on September 04, 2014, 12:28:48 AMPersonally I swear by ballistol (a rather good oil) on edc items once every couple months. other items once when it looks like they need it. its the duct tape of oils imho (plus you could probably drink it its that food safe) another upside is it eats rust!was not familiar with this product, it does look safe, but the warning is sort of oddBallistol does not contain ingredients considered hazardous by the FDA. It does not contain any ingredients which may be harmful for warm-blooded organisms, reptiles or aquatic organisms (if used as directed). If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING, ASPIRATION CAN OCCUR. CONSULT A PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY.if it is so safe, why do I need to contact a physician?
Personally I swear by ballistol (a rather good oil) on edc items once every couple months. other items once when it looks like they need it. its the duct tape of oils imho (plus you could probably drink it its that food safe) another upside is it eats rust!
Just had a funny picture run through my head. I know some people with access to an air compressor use them to clean out their tools. I don't have any to use, and I was thinking about where I could go to use one. I remebered that they have compressors at gas stations to fill tires, and then I just pictured myself standing in a parking lot outside a gas station using the compressor to clean multi-tools... Truly absurd! What won't I think of next.
I guess no one reads El stickies.
Spoiler alert: Pabs was in the tumble weed.
After over half a decade last week my Charge ALX got minor service. Sprayed with WD-40. Cleaned out using a paper towel, q-tips, and a Gum soft pick. Then I coated with WD-40 silicone spray and wiped off with a rag.
Just read the WD40 comment, and just wanna share some of my experience. Long ago I stored a Wave in a plastic drawer, thinking with the WD40 bath it took and the dry weather, it should be safe for long term storage. I kinda forgot about that Wave in the drawer, and many months later, it developed rust across the entire handle and within the tools. All the other LMs have survived more humid weather with no lube(except joints), but how wrong I was about WD40 and its 'rust prevention'. Till this day, I still don't thoroughly understand what might have happened, but hardly any rust spots have developed ever since I abandoned using WD40.
I have never encountered a knife or multi tool that required chemicals to clean, but I would use brake clean spray if I did.