|Forum topic by Will_Wood||posted 01-22-2012 07:45 PM||1762 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-22-2012 07:45 PM
I was inspired by all the tool resto blog entries on this site, and I’m currently restoring a Makita 2030N planer/jointer combo. I have removed the light-moderate rust from the machined surfaces and many of the bolt heads and other areas. Evapo rust is an amazing product. On those parts that needed rust removal, I soaked them in Evapo rust until satisfied, rinsed them, and dipped once more in clean evapo rust for 2 wks of protection (per the label). For other fasterns and parts, I’ve cleaned them in degreaser, rinsed with water, and dried quickly.
Which lubrication/protectants should I use to treat the following parts to protect them over the long term and discourage rust development?? I’m not too familiar with products beyond wax and WD-40 which are only good for their specific uses.
1. Machined surfaces: planer/jointer beds and jointer fence. I plan to use Johnson’s paste wax unless others have a better idea.
Sorry for so many questions. Even if you don’t itemize answers, conceptual info on lubricants/protectants is also appreciated. I look forward to posting the resto once it’s done.