Care of your STMfish®

Your STMfish® is a precision instrument. Careless use can damage the highly polished working edge of the instrument.

  • Clean with baby or alcohol wipes between usage.
  • As with any IASTM tool, avoid bumping the edges against other metallic or hard surfaces as impacts can deform the working edge.
  • When not in use, the instrument should be cleaned with alcohol and kept in the optional pouch or wrapped in a soft cloth.

Minor edge damage

In the event of careless use or accidental damage, small nicks and dents can be repaired with little effort or time. Inspect your STMfish® instrument from time to time by running your fingernail along the working edge.

Materials needed for repair are; silver polish, a soft cloth and "wet & dry" abrasive sheets of 400, 600, 800, 1000 and 1200 grit. Be aware that repairs to the Aluminium STMfish will remove anodising.

Take a wetted sheet of 400 grit waterpaper and work the damaged area of the tool until the working edge is smooth. Flush regularly with clean water and continue working the edge until the nicks cannot be detected with your fingernail. Then progress to 600, 800, 1000 and 1200 grit paper. When the surface is smooth finish off by polishing with your silver polish.

NB: Do not use strong caustic cleaning agents or products containing ammonia on the anodised aluminium STMfish as they will damage the anodising.