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    sticky Xikar

    Sometimes, my Xikar gets a little sticky and I put a few drops of WD40.

    Is this ok?

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    www.Cigarmony.com! n2advnture's Avatar


     

    Re: sticky Xikar

    Quote Originally Posted by floydpink View Post
    Sometimes, my Xikar gets a little sticky and I put a few drops of WD40.

    Is this ok?
    It should be fine but I think it depends on the finish of the handles. I would think that the WD-40 could damage the finish is of some of the wood handled cutters or the Havana cutter.

    Could the stickiness be from tobacco particles or oils that build up from use?

    I use a Q-tip with a little alcohol to clean the blades or warm soap and water and it does the trick.

    I hope this helps

    ~Mark

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    Re: sticky Xikar

    Quote Originally Posted by floydpink View Post
    Sometimes, my Xikar gets a little sticky and I put a few drops of WD40.

    Is this ok?
    If anything I would use Mineral oil to lubricate it.......

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    Re: sticky Xikar

    Quote Originally Posted by floydpink View Post
    Sometimes, my Xikar gets a little sticky and I put a few drops of WD40.

    Is this ok?
    Powdered graphite, man that smooths out the action.

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    Re: sticky Xikar

    Quote Originally Posted by Spect View Post
    Powdered graphite, man that smooths out the action.
    Man, I haven't used powdered graphite since pinewood derby as a cub scout.

    Great idea!

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    Young Puffer Fish XIKAR's Avatar


     

    Re: sticky Xikar

    Be careful with the amount of WD40 you put on there!

    Honestly, the Qtip & rubbing alcohol will get some of the oils off the blades pretty easily.

    Last, some graphite lubricant such as Tuf Glide or Lock Ease will work as well.

    If you are still having problems, we'll always take care of it.

    - Andy
    XIKAR FOR LIFE: All XIKAR products are guaranteed for life.
    Jacob Dysart - Marketing Coordinator, XIKAR Inc.

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    Re: sticky Xikar

    Thanks Andy,

    My biggest problem is I hate to be without my cutter too long, and probably should buy a backup.

    I will be travelling at the end of the Summer for a week though, so how long is the turnaround time if I sent it priority?

    Xikar's customer service is legendary.


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