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How to maintain your brick rake

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always look at the instruction manual that comes with the tool as this will tell you how to look after the tool It’s always useful to look at the tool’s instruction manual as this may offer some specific advice. However, Wonkee Donkee has provided some general guidelines for brick rake maintenance.
 Most Brick Rakes are made from aluminium because it is light weight and a low maintenance material. Most brick rakes are made from aluminium because it is a lightweight and low maintenance material.
The best way to clean aluminium tools is to use the mildest cleaning product as possible. The best way to clean aluminium tools is to use the mildest cleaning product possible.
Use a soft brush and brush all dirt and dust off the tool. Use a brush with soft bristles to remove all dirt and dust from the tool.
To clean the brick rake wipe the tool with a cotton cloth soaked in hot water and a small amount of mild soap - rinse with cool water and dry witha clean cloth To clean the brick rake, wipe the tool with a hot, damp cloth and a small amount of mild soap. Repeat until clean, and then dry thoroughly.
Aluminium does not corrode because its surface is coated in aluminium oxide. The aluminium oxide forms a barrier between the metal (aluminium) and any water / oxygen it comes into contact with. Aluminium should not rust as its surface is coated in aluminium oxide, which forms a barrier between the metal (aluminium) and any water / oxygen it comes into contact with.
Aluminium oxide can build up and create a dull and milky surface to aluminium products, this is a type of corrosion. However, there is very little need to remove aluminium oxide build up as this actually protects the tool from further corrosion. Aluminium oxide, can however, build up and create a dull and milky surface to aluminium products; this is a type of corrosion. However, there is very little need to remove aluminium oxide build-up as this actually protects the tool from further corrosion.
However, if the wheels become stiff to use then it is important to lubricate them with an oil / lubricant once you have cleaned the tool (following the instructions above). If the wheels become stiff, lubricate them with a little tool oil after cleaning.
The tool's robust pin can often get lost. Replacement pins are not sold separately. However, you can insert an ordinary robust nail which should work as well. The tool’s robust pin can often get lost and replacement pins are not usually sold separately. However, you can insert an ordinary steel or masonry nail, which should work just as well.
The tool's wheels will wear eventually but because they are aluminium they have a fairly good lifespan and are designed to be dragged over rough surfaces. Brick rakes have thick aluminium wheels which are designed to withstand being dragged over rough surfaces, but will wear with prolonged use. The tool is relatively inexpensive and so individual parts are not made to be replaced; instead it is advisable to buy a new brick rake.
If possible store your brick rake in an individual section of your tool box so as to prevent it getting knocked about by other tools Store your brick rake in a clean toolbox, preferably one with individual sections so as you can keep your brick rake away from other tools, preventing any damage.