|Forum topic by TheKingInYellow||posted 06-26-2011 07:00 PM||13071 views||2 times favorited||59 replies|
06-26-2011 07:00 PM
My one and half week old contractor’s saw is already developing some rust on the surface of the table despite using T-9 on it.
To be clear, after I set up the saw, I removed the Cosmoline with WD40 and disposable towels, made sure it was clean and then sprayed on the T-9. To get complete coverage it seemed like I would have to spray it very heavily, so I used some clean cotton rags and rubbed it into the surface although there was still clearly a wet layer on the table. I let it sit for about 45 minutes and then wiped off the excess with disposable towels.
Two days later and I already noticed some rusting. So, this time I put on a heavy coat, rubbed it in lightly with cotton rags and left the heavy coat on untouched for three days of curing. After three days, the surface was STILL tacky to the touch (and picking up dust like no tomorrow) so I wiped down the excess.
Another two days later and the surface is still kind of tacky. I tried to make a cut and it was actually grabbing the wood, and all the sawdust just stuck to the table. It’s supposed to be waxy but it’s almost gluey, oh and the rusting is getting WORSE.
Am I wrong or is this product HORRIBLE?! I am going to take it all of (hopefully WD40 will do it) and then I need to deal with the rust (not sure what to use) and then reseal it (not sure what to use). This is an unheated/uncooled garage shop so I know that isn’t helping matters, but there must be something I can do…
Can anyone suggest some products to try that I can get here in Winnipeg? We have a local LV store but they recommended the T-9 and I don’t know what else they carry.
-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...