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Forum topic by Shane posted 08-27-2015 01:07 PM 723 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Shane

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08-27-2015 01:07 PM

I just bought an old blue Jet JJ6CS and it had some rust on the bed which i removed with Naval Jelly, but the surface is still really dull. I’d like to get a really nice finish on it but I don’t know how. Any tips?

Also do you guys wax the beds to keep them slick or use something else?


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Underdog

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 01:12 PM

I use Johnson Paste Wax.

If you want a nice shiny surface, you’re going to have to use an abrasive to bring it down past the rust pits. Or hand scrape the surface, which is very tedious, not to mention beyond my abilities.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 01:14 PM

I used Boeshield Rustfree and then T9 with combination of nylon scrubber pads and a little ROS with 220 grit to clean mine. Afterword, Renaissance wax (you can use Johnson’s). It will never be showroom, mirror shiny, but it looks good and it slick as a whistle.

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-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Shane

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#3 posted 08-27-2015 01:25 PM

What about turtle wax or something like that (which I already have). Any reason not to use it?

Thanks guys

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#4 posted 08-27-2015 01:26 PM

Using WD40 and Scotch bright pad will shine it up a bit after the rust is removed. I use WD40 dry lube from a big box store and then paste wax on top of that. I really do not know if the multi layered approach is needed but I do not get rust on my cast iron tops.

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rwe2156

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#5 posted 08-27-2015 01:28 PM

I’ll echo what CharlesA said, except I use WD40 and scotchbrite and sander.
Rinse throughly with brake clearner and repeat.

Don’t worry about showroom finish worth the effort.
Get ‘er cleaned up and start using it.

Supposedly car waxes contain silicone or something that can interfere with finishing.

Personally not a big fan of wax it just comes off when you use the machine.

Big fan of Boeshield.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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CharlesA

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#6 posted 08-27-2015 01:28 PM



What about turtle wax or something like that (which I already have). Any reason not to use it?

Thanks guys

- Shane

Car wax often has silicone in it—bad for wood.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Shane

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#7 posted 08-27-2015 01:42 PM

Ok sounds like I need some scotch bright pads and some paste wax. I will give that a try. Thanks guys

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#8 posted 08-27-2015 03:25 PM

Cleaned up a couple of tools using a chunk of terry cloth, rubbing compound and a ROS. After I got it looking decent switched to a new terry cloth and polishing compound. They’re not show room but they look pretty good and with a coat of Minwax finishing wax wood slides across the surfaces with ease.

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#9 posted 08-27-2015 04:01 PM

If you are looking for a great alternative to wax, Sprayaway works really good for coating machine beds and there’s no silicone in it.
http://www.zoro.com/sprayway-tfe-dry-lube-net-12-oz-sw295/i/G5137702/

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