Refurbishing a retainer bar for the Studio Knitting Machine

I’ve been scraping, cleaning a retainer sponge bar for my Studio knitting machine.
I have posted numerous “how to” pictures in the PAGES section of this blog.

Over time, I have used a “neoprene” weatherstrip product that I have been pleased with the results.
It is wearing well on its own and I have NOT added a ribbon to its surface.

One of the cleaning items that I find useful is lighter fluid


Some knitting machine models seem to be fussier than others in their need to replace to knit smoothly.