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What to use to keep hedge trimmer blades clean

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by GG Green, May 15, 2007.

  1. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I have 2 Echo hedge trimmers and was wondering what to use to keep the blades clean? I noticed when trimming the hedges and bushes the blades get gummed up. I do oil on regular basis but would like to know how to clean to the nice shiny metal. Any suggestions?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Vinegar, then re-oil. I'm not sure what you are using for oil, but if it is gumming up that bad, you may be using something too heavy. I've heard of many using WD-40, but be careful,...as this stuff is VERY harmful to foliages. Also, because it is so thin, it would have to be done more often. It DOES work, though. Personally, I occasionally wipe ours down with olive oil.
  3. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    Fluid Film! That's a perfect application. It contains no solvents so it won't get gummy or sticky or burn greenery. Remains super slick!
  4. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 988

    I would have to admit that i use fluid film on my echo hedge trimmer and it works great. I put a good thick coating on it when im done using and even picking it up 2 weeks later, the blades are still nice and lubed and shiney. it has not gummed up on me yet.
  5. Poncho25

    Poncho25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    Fluid Film all the way!!!
  6. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Fluid Film.. I spray it on everytime I use them and after..
  7. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Can you tell me where I can find this product.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    Fluid film works,after all the post about film you are asking.
  9. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    Just go to our website at www.eurekafluidfilm.com and look under "How Do I Get It?" We have a dealer locator as well as a listing of online dealers. Mowpart.com sells Fluid Film online and offers very good pricing and great customer service.
  10. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Thank you kindly.....much appreciated......

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