Cleaning lamees

Cleaning lamees

Post by Matthew T Dray » Tue, 12 Sep 1995 04:00:00


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?

Thanks,

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Cleaning lamees

Post by CJarr » Tue, 12 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
(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
almost new.

Chip Jarred