but this has all been discussed so many damn times i am wondering why you didnt use search before asking. [/B][/QUOTE]
OK I did the search, and it seems the answer is dont use anything to protect it, and clean it with just plain old soap and water. Not the answer I was ooking for, I was hoping to find that the only way to maintain it was with an herbal/synthetic formulation that costs a fortune and can only be obtained by travelling to Thailand in perswon and climbingn to the top of the highest mountain alone with secret squirrel password. Oh well.