|Forum topic by Thompson11285||posted 07-20-2016 07:10 PM||273 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
07-20-2016 07:10 PM
This is my first post on this forum. I recently got a great deal on a Powermatic 54A 6” jointer. The tool was neglected by the previous owner and had some decent rust on it.
I’m in the middle of refurbishing it, and I have a question about how to lubricate/seal any places where there is metal-on-metal contact (where the tables slide along the base of the jointer, where the fence slides back and forth, etc). I’ve already stripped out the rust, coated it in paste wax, hit it with a heat gun, and buffed the surfaces clean, but I notice that the rust seems to return to these places wherever the friction of the moving parts scrapes away the wax.
Is is possible to paint these surfaces to seal them better? Or is there another method that I can use to get a better degree of protection? I’m located in Houston, so constant humidity will always be a problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!