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Forum topic by seriousturtle posted 01-25-2010 11:35 PM 708 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2010 11:35 PM

Here in north Philly it has been very cold lately. My detached 2 car workshop is unheated (for now). But today the high reached 51 outside, while the inside of my shop remained cold. Imagine my surprise when I came home from work today to find my table saw coated with newly formed rust that wasn’t there this morning. I wiped of the condensation, got the rust off with steel wool, and gave it a new coat of paste wax and a buff. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a way to prevent it from happening? Keep in mind that I probably wax and buff the TS about every month to 2 months and I still had the problem.

-- ~the turtle

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#1 posted 01-25-2010 11:38 PM

on top of buffing Boesheild on cast iron surfaces (similar to wax) I also cover cast iron machines with a moving blanket to keep moisture from condensing on the cast iron parts.

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 12:57 AM

That’s why I’m glad I got the Ridgid Granite Top saw… Once you get it cleaned up… I’d try some Johnson Paste Wax… Good Luck

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 06:13 AM

Think I’ll give the blanket a try. Thx.

-- ~the turtle

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