Cleaning Tips

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  1. schap02

    schap02 Semi-Pro

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    Hey guys -
    Just looking for some advice on cleaning tips for my clamps ect...?
    any thoughts?
    How often?
    How to clean?
     
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    Thanks Drac - do you also clean your starting clamp?
    I've experienced some slippage recently - I usually use a starting clamp when doing a two piece string job...
     
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    yes, I also clean my starting clamp. I basically use the same methods.

    Sometimes, I will also get a piece of cloth, dip it in alcohol and clamp the cloth. Then dip the starting clamp head in a small cup with alchohol in it and leave it like that overnight. When I take it out, I will move the cloth back and forth a few times while applying some pressure to scrub everything off. some also use shoe laces, which also works very well.
     
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    Here is another video, he uses alcohol and a folded over pipe cleaner...seems easy enough.

    Cleaning starts about 4 mins in:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Mr10sStringer#p/a/u/2/cr2GeWDMs_A

    As Drak said, he also mentions using a toothbrush for a more thorough cleaning.

    My Klippermate manual mentions using 120 grit abrasive cloth, basically sandpaper, for cleaning my flying clamps. It mentions alcohol to clean the cam string gripper jaws on the dropweight. I probably wouldn't use sandpaper unless specifically mentioned in your stringer's manual. I just used it very lightly.
     
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    I have heard this many times too and also that you can use a soft stone to clean the clamps. Many clamps are diamond dusted, I wonder how long the diamond dust stays on if you use something as abrasive as sandpaper or a stone?

    Irvin
     
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