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Hi,have got a problem with my diamond file.One side is clogged up with something that appears to be milliput putty,but I can't seem to shift/clean the file properly.Have tried a wire brush,but alas it doesn't clean it throughly.Any suggestions as to how to remove this stuff.

TIA.......Dave. 

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Ah...I was gong to say 'wire brush'...

I use a small suede brush and it's never failed to get the files clean. I wonder if soaking the file overnight in water might help.

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Brush on some 'hot' thinner, the hotter the better. Use a fine wire brush then wipe off any residue with a thinner dampened cloth. 

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1 hour ago, Gorby said:

I use a small sued brush and it's never failed to get the files clean. I wonder if soaking the file overnight in water might help.

That's problem for me.
None of my brushes have ever faced litigation in court :P 

I must buy one tbh 

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1 minute ago, Walrus said:

That's problem for me.
None of my brushes have ever faced litigation in court :P 

I must buy one tbh 

Humiliated for the sake of an 'e'. :sad:

Cruel, cruel world. :crybaby:

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4 minutes ago, Gorby said:

Humiliated for the sake of an 'e'. :sad:

 

xD No need to work yourself up into a leather about it, Mark!  
Gotta love the English language for providing so many opportunities for puns lol

So far I've been able to clean my files with an old toothbrush under the tap.  
Been meaning to get a wire brush for ages,

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Hi Dave, @Spartacus back on track, we'll just leave this lot to blather! You DO get used to 'em.....honest!

If you've tried a suede brush and had no joy, the suggestion I will make is twofold. 1.) Use a heavy gauge wire brush or 2.) break up the deposits with a metal scribe then have another go with your brush. Hope you overcome the problem.

Paul 

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Try a piece of brass rod and push it through the blockage . Works pulling back too.

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Hi guys,

thanks again for all the suggestions,but SWMBO came to the rescue.She put some acetone nail polish remover in a dish,soaked the file for about half an hour,scrubbed it with an old toothbrush,and it came out like new,brill.

Dave.

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