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Posted on Surface rust on Jointer tables - a problem or not??

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 04:25 PM

A machine generally has to be left exposed for a long time to get
major pitting. Oxidation forms on cast iron and this coating
actually protects the iron underneath from pitting.

Rust is almost never a problem in machinery that has
been stored indoors. Just wire brush it off, wax and go
to work.

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