Cleaning ceramic stones

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I am looking for a better way to clean the built up metal out of my ceramic stones used for sharpening gouges etc.

What methods work for you guys
 
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Yep. I use Barkeepers Friend and a Scotch Brite pad, I was thinking that some sort of mild acid may get the white stones looking new again.
 

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I scrub my ceramic, diamond & natural stones with Bon-Ami, a fingernail brush and water. I then dry all my "stones" completely before storing them. Ceramic are stored dry, diamond ones are sprayed with WD and the natural ones are stored in a mixture of kerosene and auto trans fluid.
 

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When I was a tool and diemaker, I submerged the stones in a large coffee can filled w/ mineral spirits w/ a press on plastic lid as did all the other toolmakers. The stones were never cleaned and were always ready to be used. I do the same in my home shop.....Fred
 

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Scotchbrite, soap and hot water. They still function as delivered.
Robby
 
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