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Old 08-13-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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weird question about nickel needles
Is there something you can do to "refresh" the slickness of the a nickel-plated needle? They're the KP ones and I just switched sizes to start a new sock and this other size just doesn't feel as slippery. There's nothing visible on the surface of the needles as far as I can tell, they just don't feel the same. Any tricks for that? I know wax paper for wood and bamboo, wasn't sure if there was anything for metal.

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Old 08-14-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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Sandpaper might work, however, it might mess with the size of the needle over time.
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You can wipe them down with alcohol to get them clean, and let your skin oil slick them up.
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alcohol was perfect solution, thank you!!!!
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:13 AM   #6
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Good call on the alcohol..I think sandpaper would destroy them.
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