(Matthew T Drayer) writes:
>And also, what's the best way to keep the lame's from getting corroded in
>the first place? We hang ours after usage, but should we be rinsing them
>with solution or sponging them off with water?
I agree, but given that it is already coroded try this: Soak the lame in
a lemon juice and warm water solution - I'd leave in there for 10-15
minutes. Then take soft brush and gently brush the corroded areas -
actually, you will probably want to brush the whole thing, but especially
the corroded areas. Then wash it (by hand!) in a warm water and Woolite
(or equivalent) solution - again brushing gently. Lastly, rinse it
throroughly with fresh water... I often do this in a bath tub.
The lemon juice solution help break down the salts and some of the
corrosion (which was caused by the salts). Woolite is just a good general
purpose gentle detergent.
I've had a lot of luck washing my lame this way - of course, it helps to
have a good lame too... mine is a Santelli staneless steel lame - it is 9
years old, and of that 9 has seen 5 years of active use... it still looks