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    Cleaning Diamond Plates

    I was wondering how you folks who have Diamond plates clean them?I use mine for flattening my stones & reprofiling,first step sharpening on other peoples stainless steel knives.

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    Barkeepers Buddy, Ajax, Softscrubb, Stainless steel scubber powder, Boraxo, etc. and a scrubber brush.

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    Thanks Paul I'll pick up a scubber brush just for my plates.My DMT XX coarse 120 I've had 4 yrs.,used a brush on it wt comet.Reciently picked up a Atoma 140,its diff. has little groups that looks like dots on the plate.It works really well for reprofiling & thinning behind the edge on dull stainless blades.

    Just did a girls fancy Shun Gyuto with Damascus.The Atoma I could Thin wt control as not to get any scratches in the damascus.I am careful wt. those fancy pretty blades,don't want to mess them up.Some of these knives look new,but the edges are totally rounded

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    Rinse with water then rub with a pencil eraser, pulls all the dirt out

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    Quote Originally Posted by TB_London View Post
    Rinse with water then rub with a pencil eraser, pulls all the dirt out
    Gotta try this...might be the smart way to work.

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    Lots of BKF and rub it in with my fingers(it helps get the swarf outta my fingers, too).
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    It is wet, but that rust is not loose, that's how the plate looked. It's got dark-colored stone crud, rusty swarf, etc all up in there.

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    Cuts much better when clean.

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    With the BKF do you use the powder?I notice it also comes in liquid

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithsaltydog View Post
    With the BKF do you use the powder?I notice it also comes in liquid
    I have used the liquid on other things, and it isn't nearly as strong as the powder. My advice would be use the powder.

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    Yup powder. Cheap too

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    I use a pink pearl eraser. It also works well to clean sandpaper.
    The belt sander cleaning bars also work.
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