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Cleaning wire stretchers #7698574
10/23/22 11:26 AM
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Anyone use CLR to clean their stretchers and if so does it need to be washed off after to prevent any damage to the fur?

Re: Cleaning wire stretchers [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7699077
10/23/22 10:43 PM
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Rusty or what? I would think a wire wheel would do the trick.


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Re: Cleaning wire stretchers [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7699316
10/24/22 09:08 AM
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WD40 on a rag will take off surface dirt,rust and grease.
It wont hurt the fur.I use it occasionaly to remove a rust mark on a dry beaver pelt fur.

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Re: Cleaning wire stretchers [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7699364
10/24/22 10:32 AM
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I used some of my stretchers in tanning last season so the salt did some damage to a few.

Re: Cleaning wire stretchers [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7699427
10/24/22 12:05 PM
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I have used 4 aut (0000) steel wool, with moderate pressure to clean off lightly rusted rat stretchers. If the galvanized coating is gone or thin, I lightly spray them down with clear sealer (spray can type).

Re: Cleaning wire stretchers [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7699466
10/24/22 01:09 PM
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I was gonna suggest steel wool with a little wd 40, but didn't want to be an ignorant idiot. This way I'm just ignorant, lol.


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Re: Cleaning wire stretchers [Re: ToCatchAPredator] #7699509
10/24/22 02:16 PM
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I had surgery on my hand about 6 months ago. Im pretty much back to normal but doing a scrubbing motion for a long period really bothers my hand and im trying to save the strength in my hand this week for setting traps as season opens tomorrow. I used the clr and it seemed to work great, I didnít have to scrub too hard and it wiped off easily and I just wiped it down with a paper towel and it didnít leave a residue or like an oily feeling. Just wanted to make sure I donít need to scrub that off now

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