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Whofan

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06-29-2015 08:55 AM

Morning , I recently picked up a new saw . It’s a new finish and I’m wondering what would be the best way to go to keep the metal healthy. I appreciate any feedback—The Who Dude

-- Kirk, Upstate NY


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 06-29-2015 09:17 AM

Just start making sawdust. What’s a Who Dude

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#2 posted 06-29-2015 09:23 AM

I’ve had best results with a light coat of Boeshield T9, then when fully dry, follow that with a good coat of paste wax.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 06-29-2015 10:43 AM

Fan of the 60’s band. The Who. I might add a very good band.
Gerald

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 06-29-2015 09:56 PM

I like Johnson’s Paste wax by itself. I have the T9, but haven’t used it in a long time because there didn’t seem to be a need where I was living-upstate NY and NM.

-- Art

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#5 posted 06-29-2015 10:28 PM

T-9 is just paraffin wax dissolved in mineral spirits with a little bit of mineral oil thrown in for good measure. You are left with a thin wax/oil coating once the MS flashes off. Johnson paste wax is basically paraffin and carnauba wax dissolved in naptha and you are left with a thin wax coating when the naptha flashes off.

Common theme here is wax :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#6 posted 06-29-2015 10:43 PM

I’ve been using Nufinish for over 10 yrs

-- I meant to do that!

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#7 posted 06-29-2015 11:22 PM

I use whatever paste wax I have handy.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#8 posted 06-30-2015 12:18 AM

I first tried paste wax, and it was a pain, then I went to the spray on waxes, now I’m back to paste wax. The spray on waxes are so easy compared to paste wax, but the cost will eat your lunch. Oh and the smell is terrrrrrible.

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Whofan

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#9 posted 06-30-2015 07:06 AM

Thanks for all the feedback, it turns out I already have the paste wax. I’ll start with that and see how it works…Kirk

-- Kirk, Upstate NY

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