A tip for cleaning folders (let's hear yours!)...

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All Victorinox SAK's comes with a plastic toothpick.
First i fold everything out. Then I use that one to pick out the pocket lint. I give it a shower in fingerhot water, dry and apply new oil.

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Q-tips (name brand!)
Tooth picks (who cares what kind?)
Hot water wash

IMPORTANT NOTE DO NOT use WD-40.
WD-40 is a FISH based oil. When used on parts that are in close proximity, the solvent evaporates out and leaves all sorts of non-lubricating, dust gathering "goo" in the space between the surfaces. (like blade and pivot bushing)
I use Slick 50 spray or Pro-long (sounds like an adult product but it works) both of these are synthetics and leave no gunk. They're also slicker than a virgin's bannister.
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Just a little note. I thought washing up liquid contained SALT as part of it? Some soaps do as well. Hmmmm salt and steel.

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in the shower, with running water, and slippery soap - and an open KNIFE ?!

If I were to develop knife safety rules (like for firearms) or even a legal disclaimer, I guess I would need to incorporate that into it, since obviously someone thinks it's a good idea.

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I use brake cleaner, or alcohol to clean , and dry with either shop air, or a can of compressed air, then relube with Break Free, or REM oil.

Don't use the brake cleaner on any plastic material. G-10 will take the cleaner with no problems. Brake cleaner WILL leave a white residue on G-10, but wipes right off, and causes no harm.

Brake cleaner is cheaper than Gun Scrubber, and is basically the same stuff, and the brake cleaner dries without leaving a residue behind like Carb cleaner does. Make sure & buy the non chlorinated stuff. I use it for cleaning just about everything in the shop. Works great!!!

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The first thing to do is gather all of the correct supplies onto a well lit workdesk/bench.

Clean rags
Oil of choice (mine is Yomega Brain lube with teflon, Buck gun oil w/teflon or rem oil)
Q tips
Toothpicks
Your old sharp little cleaning knife
Optivisor (for close inspection)
Air compressor
Dremel tool with accessories
Renaissance micro-crystalline wax polish

Then you do what you do with what you got.
Dry completely. No water leftovers. Loob. Wax.

If it's clean, It's clean.
If it ain't, it ain't.

 
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