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  1. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    Sometimes when going to use my sigma cutters the handle doesn't run smoothly and on removing it is find there is a black scale build up on the inside of handle . Questions.
    Is their something I should be doing to prevent this happening . ( I do spray the bar with silicone spray to clean it but then wipe clean before using it again )
    Secondly if this is inevitable what is best way of removing it .
    Pardon my ignorance only moved over from the darkside a year ago so am newish to sigma .
    Thanks in advance for any help offered
     
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  2. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  3. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    need anything else?

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  4. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    I always thought you weren't meant to use solvent based stays on them but will read link you posted .
    Thank you
     
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  5. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
  6. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  7. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    I Only use wd40 on mine. If some muppet manages to get sawdust everywhere, it can clog up but a blast with a hose and then more wd40 sorts it out.

    I Think it's just rubi you can't use solvent on.
    Maybe they melt or something?!
     
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  8. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    I'm same, dub dee on the bar and wipe with a cloth. Remove the handle spray inside and shove some blue roll through it or a cloth to clean and dry it. Biggest issue I had was a burr of metal on the rail which I had to sand off which took some coating off.
     
  9. jobdone

    jobdone Active Member

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    Chobham
    I've been having the same problem with mine. Cleaned it out with wd40 and some wire wool
     
  10. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Yorkshire
    Black build up is typical of anything aluminium that moves
     
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  11. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Salisbury
    Yes I even a black ear from my aluminium phone case .
     
  12. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

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    Ooh like those . It's also nice to hear that you other guys get same issue and it's not just me and something I'm doing .
     
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