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    Surface Rust

    Started a thread over the summer about cleaning up rust. Put about an hour of elbow grease into the jointer tonight. I started with steel wool and vinegar, cleaned that up with some mineral spirits, more steel wool/vinegar, repeat. Then some soft scrub. Still not 100% satisfied with result, but it is a whole lot better now than it was. About 30 minutes of that hour was spent looking for my paste wax. Has anyone seen it? I have no freaking idea where it is. Turned the shop upside down 3x's and still couldn't find it. Photos below of before and after.

    Any suggestions for getting those last little black specs out? I scrubbed I don't know how many time with steel wool. Was considering the wire brush attachment for drill or wet sanding with orbital sander.





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    Re: Surface Rust

    That looks a lot like my 6" Powermatic 54. She's old. There's places I can't get out. Pitting, I think.

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    Re: Surface Rust

    Although the spots may be ferric oxide (basically an inert form of rust that is black. Active rust is ferrous oxide and reddish colored), they may also be graphite, where all the iron has been leached out of the cast iron (cast iron has a very high carbon content). Either way, if they are flat you may want to just leave them. Trying to remove them may just leave you with pits or divots in the surface,

    If its graphite, a stainless steel wire brush will remove the carbon as it is softer than the steel. If its ferric oxide, you may need to also scrape it as it will be quite hard.

    If it were me, I would leave it and call it a job well done. (After you find your wax or otherwise protect it).

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    Re: Surface Rust

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    Re: Surface Rust

    I'd leave it as is, coat the tables with your AWOL wax, and carry on. The boards won't have a clue either!

    But if you can't sleep at night and it's still bugging you try some Evapo-Rust from an auto parts store (it's a water soluble iron chelator that's really nifty).

    https://www.evapo-rust.com/product-info/

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    Re: Surface Rust

    Those are small pits. If you are successful in removing them there's a good chance your bed will no longer be flat.

    I'd reset my brain to think of them as "beauty marks" and they are a sign of a tool with some experience and move on to using the tool to make stuff with, not gaze upon in wonderment.
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    Re: Surface Rust

    I think the paste wax is next to your tape measure.....

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    Re: Surface Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Scuteri View Post
    I think the paste wax is next to your tape measure.....


    Don't ask how many times I looked here. Even pushed things around to look BEHIND. Have always referred to it as Johnson's Paste wax which I believe comes in a red tub. Was looking for a red tub and didn't even see it right in front of my eyes.

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    Re: Surface Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by DSWalker View Post
    didn't even see it right in front of my eyes.
    if it was a snake....

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    Re: Surface Rust

    Johnson's paste wax is also in a yellow can, but you found what you needed.

    https://www.scjohnson-professional.c...nson-paste-wax

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    Re: Surface Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Johnson's paste wax is also in a yellow can, but you found what you needed.

    https://www.scjohnson-professional.c...nson-paste-wax
    No idea where the RED came from then. lol

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    Re: Surface Rust

    I'm going through a similar exercise with a used Delta TS350 table saw I just picked up. Light surface rust. Soaked with rust penetration oil, wiped over surface and let soak in for a bit. Rubber down until almost dry to the touch, then used handheld sander and 400 grit sandpaper run with a light pressure applied. Rust all gone, then rubbed in finishing wax, one coat done so far. will apply another when temps rise a little more.

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