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Blog entry by Vincent_Von_Gotcha posted 01-28-2010 06:20 PM 1515 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I have a small problem, I was willed by my father in law a rather nice grizzly 6” joiner and unfortunatly it was stored in a damp environ and now has rust all over the table fence knives. It appears to me to be surface rust with no pitting so I would like to clean it up and get it working again. I have been keeping a light coat of wd40 on it and recently scraped the collected gunk off with a razor and applied a new coat of wd40. Any ideas on where to go from here? Oh yeah I have contacted Grizzly and they sent a list of stuff to buy that would help

this is what Grizzly had to say:

We appreciate you contacting us regarding your recently acquired G1182 6” Jointer. As long as the rust is primarily surface rust, we recommend the G1808, G3709, and G1809 Sandflex for removing the rust, which are currently priced at $5.95 each, plus shipping and handling. We would then recommend sealing the table with G5562 Slipit Cast Iron Sealant, which is currently priced at $9.95 plus shipping and handling.

-- Jeff

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 06:25 PM

If it is just surface rust, get to Harbor Freight and grab a bottle of Evap-o-rust… Stuff worked wonders on my drill press.

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 06:29 PM

I used Boeshield Rust Free and it works great. Best I have ever used.
One place you can get it online is
I am sure you can finf it at many other places also. I believe Sears might carry it

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 07:06 PM

I’ve also used Boeshield Rust Free – works well. Evap-o-rust and other products designed to neutralize and remove rust probably work well, too. Wet down the rusty areas with the product and rub with a fine Scotchbrite pad. Wipe off with a clean rag. Some tough areas might need a second application. If you do have some pitting, make sure you use a really fine grit sand paper and a FLAT sanding block, like a piece of mdf to take it out – don’t want pits to become divots :) I’ve found regular paste wax to work very well at maintaining the metal surfaces.

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 07:28 PM

Jeff – the Bioshield (Rust Free) is the way to go. I bougtht mine at Woodcraft for the very thing you are doing – an old rusted jointer. Sprayed it on, got after it with scotchbrite and then a coat of Johnson’s paste wax and good as new! Just be sure to work in a really ventilated area (preferrably outside) because it gives off an awful smell as it works! This stuff works really fast and gives excellent results. Enjoy!

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 08:24 PM

I also used the Bioshield and for me this worked great. I bought the kit that had the rust remover and used a scotch pad for the harder areas. Once done then the protective spray, and then a few coats of wax.

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#6 posted 01-29-2010 06:22 PM

Like others said, the Boeshield kit (sold at Rockler, Woodcraft, etc.) is what I use, but make sure you use the rust remover in a well ventilated place. I believe it’s essentially phosphoric acid, and even a small whiff of the fumes is incredibly harsh. The kit also comes with a cleaner for tablesaw blades/router bits, which works great too.

Personally, I’d probably use the evaporust as a first treatment, then use the rust-free to hit any stubborn/bad areas.

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#7 posted 01-29-2010 06:59 PM

Clean the rust off and then apply a coat of shellac.


-- art johnson

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#8 posted 01-30-2010 04:34 AM

I usually spray the area with wd40 and rub with a scotchbrite pad. I have recently started using a spray on silicone. It makes the surface slick and I thing it’s going to protect against rust pretty good too. I would like to hear if anyone has experience with the silicone spray and how it works.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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