Thread: Removing Rust
07-20-2010, 04:30 PM #1
Hey, I got this tip from another forum, and I thought I would share here. I had a fairly nice scroll saw that had not seen use in a while, but when I decided to get back into it, there was a substantial amount of rust on the worktable.
It was suggested that I spray it down with WD-40 and use some steel wool to get the rust off rather than harsh naval jelly. Well, it worked like a charm! I took a brillo pad and rinsed out the soap (since I didn't have any plain steel wool), dried it, and basically scrubbed the surface. The rust wasn't too deep, just enough to stain anything I put on the table.
I always thought WD-40 was for lubrication, so I was quite surprised. Hopefully someone else can use the tip.
07-25-2010, 09:37 AM #2
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Now get some Johnson's paste wax and keep it waxed so it won't flash rust. Just had to re-do my TS because working in this heat some sweat had dropped onto it without my noticing & I had to spots starting to rust. Using 400 wet sand in my random orbit sander and shots of Boeshield T9 the top shined up real fast! Wiped it all down & waxed three times, good for a few more years"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." ~Howard W. Beecher~
08-17-2010, 08:36 AM #3
Yep, thanks for the tip - it took all of one week of basement humidity and minute rust spots started re-appearing (really small, but definitely there).
I will grab some of that the next time I get to Lowes.
09-28-2010, 09:14 PM #4
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