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    Default HELP! Dried oil on a blade.

    I have a monkey-tail that has oil which has dried on the blade. Itís not sticky; itís hard as a rock.Any recommendations on how to remove the dried oil without damaging the blade?

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    Acetone works wonders. As long as its only on steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Acetone works wonders. As long as its only on steel.
    Yeah, acetone like Gasman said-I got in a Dubl Duck blade like that, with old oil polymerized to hard plastic. No scales, so I actually soaked it in a tall slender jar with acetone. That and some elbow grease with steel wool got it all.
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    What they said. Acetone. Works great. Nearly any solvent will work but acetone is a good general go-to and many brands of nail polish remover are almost pure acetone, so you don't even have to go to the hardware store. Keep it off the scales.

    Plant or animal based oils as a general rule will oxidize more quickly than petroleum based oils. Just sayin.
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    Thanks everyone. Acetone it is!
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    If that is working too slow, take a double edge razor blade and cut the stuff off, then follow with acetone.
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    I would normally start with WD-40. Acetone may work better but you have to be very careful around scales with it. WD-40 won't hurt any scale material. You can assist it with steel wool also. If the WD doesn't do it you could always go to the acetone after.
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