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    Why does that matter. It will only get dirty again the first time you use it. Just blow off xs grass and keep the head greased.
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    I'd agree at not bothering to clean it. When I grease them I wire brush around the nuts so as to not accidentally push any dirt in. If you really want to make them spotless all the time I'd try wonder wipes.

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    I brush under the guard and around the head after use to dislodge the grass to stop it from drying and sticking inside ,   It speaks volumes though , pride in your tools equals pride in your work , great attitude . 

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     Traffic film remover, is great for getting machines back to new. Good for pvc too.... 

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    Thanks John and Robbie. I bought it new a few weeks ago and would like to keep it looking nice. I am doing regular oil changes and check it over. It's got to last.

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      Just be aware that too much cleaning of machinery can be worse than not. particularly if using a pressure washer as water can be forced into bearings etc and grease pushed out. I've never washed my Sthil strimmer and it's still going strong after 12 years.
      • This. Make sure you run it up after washing or the clutch will seize. Been there, done that. As much as I appreciate my guys taking pride in their tools I've had to ask them to stop cleaning the strimmers- they get filthy again in five minutes use anyway!

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    Curiosity got the better of me... Wonder wipes get all the dried on grass (my strimmer is a kombi strimmer from 2007) off perfectly well.

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