|Forum topic by Walnut_Weasel||posted 03-03-2010 04:00 PM||1227 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
03-03-2010 04:00 PM
I am apparently cursed with extremely acidic sweat! I have been fighting rust problems due to fingerprints left on my plane (and to a lesser degree chisel.) I can start off the day with zero rust and literally by the afternoon I can see a fine film of rust beginning to build on the tool. Here is what I do immediately after finishing up my work every night:
1) Wipe tools off with dry cloth to remove prints
Even with all of this, I am still getting rust from finger/hand prints – especially on the cast iron of the plane. I assume that I need to wipe down the tool with some sort of cleaner to remove all of the fingerprint oil but I am concerned about using something that may impact my finish. Does anyone have any recommendations? I was thinking denatured alcohol?
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