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post #1 of 13 Old 11-05-2011, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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De-oiling a new bit?

Hi all,
Got a new steel bit with a roller in the mail and it's coated in machine oil. Never encountered this. So I soaked it in dish soap for two days, rubbed the fire outta it with paper towels, etc. and I still can't get it all off. It also smells and tastes terrible... yeah I checked!

Any tips and tricks?

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-05-2011, 02:07 PM
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Have you tried running it through the dishwasher?
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You could also try rubbing it with toothpaste, should be a white pasty type, not a clear gel, then dishwasher it
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I'm on it, thanks!
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If that doesn't work, try "SprayNine". If you are in Canada, it can be had at Canadian Tire for sure; maybe at Walmart. After using spray nine, wash with dish soap.
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Arrrggghhhh!!! Can't find the SprayNine, Closest WMSC is well over an hour and a half away... trying to make the trip, thanks! Dishwasher, palmolive, toothpaste, repeat still isn't getting it out. Anyone tried diesel or gasoline on a bit? This ones really nice, copper/steel/blue steel, do you think it would ruin it? Help...
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I wouldn't put diesel or gasoline on a bit - they're carcinogens and not something you want your horse having traces of in its mouth. Vinegar might work. I might try boiling it, but realistically the dishwasher would have already given it enough heat to get it clean and sterile.

Why don't you contact the manufacturer or company you ordered it from? Personally, I'd be returning a bit that came coated in oil I couldn't get off with an assortment of safe cleaning products.

***edited to add I've seen lots of brand new bits and NEVER had one come covered in machine oil

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I got one that had some oil on it, but it was one of those Myler/BA type mouths.

Fly, you are much nicer than me. I just washed/wiped as much off as I could and then used it anyway LOL. Dobe didn't complain.

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Yep, same bit! Weird huh? He's in training still and I dont want to cause any more problems!

Ill keep trying to scrub it, you are right saddleonline, I've NEVER seen this before either. I'll give horseloverz a holler tomorrow, if they don't have a solution they're gittin it back! Like you said I don't want to put chemicals in his mouth, I just thought of the gas cause I know how to get that off...
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Yep, same bit! Weird huh? He's in training still and I dont want to cause any more problems!

Ill keep trying to scrub it, you are right saddleonline, I've NEVER seen this before either. I'll give horseloverz a holler tomorrow, if they don't have a solution they're gittin it back! Like you said I don't want to put chemicals in his mouth, I just thought of the gas cause I know how to get that off...
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After thinking about it for a few minutes - fill a bowl with white vinegar and drop that joker in there. Leave it there for 24-48 hours (I'd still call horseloverz, fyi) and see if that helps.

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