04-22-2014, 09:03 AM
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  • beartrap
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What's the best way of cleaning DLC surfaces without ruining the coating? I've read somewhere that using mineral oil works, but it doesn't. Don't want to use harsh chemicals on my precious DLC without backup. Share...

UPDATE Bought an extra DLC head for $100 Angry Confused Crazy overpriced, but the thought of me not having a backup scared me more than that price.
Still cannot figure out a good way to clean it. John's suggestion on soapy water and soft brush works best, but still some soap residue remains. More suggestions will be appreciated.

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 04-22-2014, 09:10 AM
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So far I have just used soap or detergent and water on my DLC razors. I have read of guys using WD40 on their DLC knife blades.

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 04-22-2014, 10:07 AM
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Plisson Joris recommends using only water and soap so that is all I use on all my razors.

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 04-22-2014, 10:18 AM
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When I had a DLC, I used a drop of plain blue Dawn and a toothbrush to clean it weekly during blade changes. It always seemed to do a good job of removing scum and never affected the finish.

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 04-22-2014, 12:12 PM
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I use vinegar on mine to remove the built up scum on hard to reach areas.

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 04-22-2014, 02:16 PM
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I use Slip2000. It's a gun lube and makes it look new again! I had first heard of DLC coatings on another website. One of the vendors was selling DLC coated bolt carrier groups for AR's. It was supposed to be easier to clean and not need as much lube as the standard Parkerizing finish.

Moderator Edit: Link to gun site removed.

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 06-29-2014, 10:28 AM
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Bought an extra DLC head for $100 Angry Confused Crazy overpriced, but the thought of me not having a backup scared me more than that price.
Still cannot figure out a good way to clean it. John's suggestion on soapy water and soft brush works best, but still some soap residue remains. More suggestions will be appreciated.
Bumping it up for more suggestions.

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 06-29-2014, 11:02 AM
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when I had one I used to use a toothbrush and baby shampoo. Worked well but use it again just once and it will look the same again!

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 06-29-2014, 11:05 AM
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(06-29-2014, 11:02 AM)Dipesh Wrote: when I had one I used to use a toothbrush and baby shampoo. Worked well but use it again just once and it will look the same again!

You mean white buildup? Is it just the look or it can actually be harmful to the coating?

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 06-29-2014, 12:15 PM
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I don't think it will be harmful to the coating, it's just soap scum so regular cleaning should keep it in good shape underneath.

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 06-29-2014, 05:15 PM
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Steve, fortunately for me, we have soft water, so my DLCs don't get the build-up as often. I just use a good soap and tooth brush. Works quite well. Best of luck, my friend. Smile

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 06-30-2014, 09:39 AM
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Toothpaste or soap and a soft toothbrush.

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