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Forum topic by ChrisCarr posted 07-04-2010 08:41 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2010 08:41 PM

My cast iron delta contractor saw top is a brown and grungy looking. Its NOT rust because I have already cleaned it and do so on a regular basis (plus apply protection spray). I want to make the top nice and silver again. Would sanding it do the trick? Or should I use some kind of chemical?

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 09:06 PM

use a 320 grit sandpaper.


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#2 posted 07-04-2010 09:18 PM

I have used the 3M abrasive pads to clean up my CI table top. They come in several colors (white, gray, maroon and green are the ones that come to mind). I believe they increase in coarseness in that order. I spray on WD40 and polish with the 3M pad with the grain. I was advised to start with the finest coarseness and work up as needed. Once done, clean off WD40 and apply wax or table top protection of your choice. I found the white was a bit too fine to remove that corrosion I had and I went to the gray pad. These pads can be purchased at auto paint supply stores.


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