|Forum topic by joseff||posted 10-29-2010 09:42 AM||6174 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-29-2010 09:42 AM
Earlier, I was reading the pamphlet that came with my block plane and on the care and maintenance section it said to “apply a light coat of paste wax to seal out moisture and prevent rusting”. On another paragraph, it said that paste wax has silicone and, if transferred to the workpiece, could cause finishing problems.
To avoid the finishing problems it was suggested that there are silicone-free products that can be used instead of paste wax, like Waxilit or a tool surface sealant. In addition, it also suggested that light machine oil be used to clean the parts every once in a while.
Before I go to buying any product, I would like to hear your thoughts on care and maintenance. Any suggestions as to what brand of paste wax? Tool surface sealant? Light machine oil? And, if corrosion does appear (which I hope would not), what could can be done?
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!!