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The Baldini
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With plastic or metal, do you store it in the open or closed position. Also, do you use wax or W-D 40 to keep it working smoothly.

Thanks, Dave.
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Store so that they are not under tension. Appearing stored appeared and disappearing stored disappeared.
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Dave, plastic canes should not need oiling. Just once in awhile give them a warm water wash, depending on how often you use them. I've never heard of using wax on a metal cane but I suppose it's doable but just a small amount of oil should do the trick (pardon the pun)
I've found that instead of WD40, fishing reel or sewing machine oil works well.
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On Aug 28, 2017, TheRaven wrote:
Store so that they are not under tension. Appearing stored appeared and disappearing stored disappeared.


YES!

I don't use the appearing cane much, so I store it in one of those plastic tubes that golfers use.
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On Aug 29, 2017, Dave Scribner wrote:
Dave, plastic canes should not need oiling. Just once in awhile give them a warm water wash, depending on how often you use them. I've never heard of using wax on a metal cane but I suppose it's doable but just a small amount of oil should do the trick (pardon the pun)
I've found that instead of WD40, fishing reel or sewing machine oil works well.


YES!

I picked up a plastic vanishing WAND (don't know the maker) which I use occasionally. Like Dave, mine gets an occasional bath in warm water.

My Walsh Vanishing canes, have been reblued. They're some of Russ's "earliest"! An occasional spritz of light oil, as Dave suggests, has worked fine for many years.
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