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Ok so i'm sure this question has been asked like a million times but i ...
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    Smile How to clean a bit

    Ok so i'm sure this question has been asked like a million times but i can't find any recent threads so ... what is the best way 2 clean my bit and make it look like new x thanks

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    I just take a wet wash rag and get all the gunk off of it with water.

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    I have a coulpe methods I use that both work very well. oneis just a toothbrush and some tooth paste. and the dish washer works great and sanitizes as well.

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    Can it be any toothpaste or does it have 2 be non flouride I also heard something about listerine the mouth wash any idea's ?
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    Pretty sure the only good rule for toothpaste is that it be an actual paste, not a gel. I buy cheap tubes of white pasty stuff at the dollar store, it has a nice buffing action that makes bits shiny. I'm sure the mint taste doesn't bother the horses, either. Soak your bit for 15-20 minutes in hot water, and use an old toothbrush or a green scrubby to clean it.
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    If you take it completely off the bridle, a dishwasher works wonders on bits. Wipe down with Listerine or any mouth rinse afterwards to take any soap residue off and you're good to go.
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    Big fan of the dishwasher, it got my bits really clean. Of course run over them with a rag to get off any bigger pieces of stuff first

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    yep just the cheap actual paste is great.

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    I use Listerine in a diluted form to clean my bit after every ride. That way I dont have crusty bits or gunked up bits and what not. I dunk it into the sol. wash it with my hands (because there is never any dried up crusty c rap on mine) and then I dry it with a towel.

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    what i do is i take a small spounge (like one used for a saddle)

    and i get it wet and i rub all the gunk off of it and then its clean for the next ride!

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