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TDog77

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874 days ago

I don’t know if I did it wrong or I got a bad batch but I think the Boesheld T-9 is junk. I pre cleaned all the surfaces then applied the T-9 and wiped it down and after the residual was dry it was really sticky on everything to the point where I removed it to get my pieces to be able to slide freely. Now keep in mind that according to directions you should be able to apply a coat and let it dry or spray on and wipe off like I did and I still found a fair amount of sticky residual that even left black marks on pieces at the jointer so I can’t even imagine if I sprayed it on and then did not wipe it down. I live in a very arid state and would just as soon wax and buff my iron surfaces and would simply like to know which wax I should use.


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Grandpa

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#1 posted 874 days ago

Any wax will work if you avoid silicone. it is in many waxes. I like Johnson’s paste wax for floors.

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TDog77

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#2 posted 874 days ago

http://woodworking.rockler.com/search?asug=&w=paste+wax&Search.x=0&Search.y=0&Search=Submit

Things like this minwax and black bison are suitable too? it seems as though people are using these and the Johnsons on wood but no mention for tools. Should I be using more of an automobile wax that is silicone free for the machinery and paste wax for some of my jigs and such or will the paste work well for all? I am also curious how the application for metal goes.

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TDog77

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#3 posted 874 days ago

Just found a youtube video of paste wax on a table saw.

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knotscott

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#4 posted 874 days ago

Wood Mag conductive a fairly scientific methodical test of several rust preventive measures….T-9 worked better than any of them for rust prevention.

I’ve found that a very light coat of T-9 works best. I like to add Johnson’s paste wax on top of the T-9 as lubrication…..T-9 offers the benefit of being a rust inhibitor that wax alone doesn’t offer.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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david_larch

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#5 posted 874 days ago

Crazy timing. I just got my new T’S. I cleaned the table and wings with WD-40 then hit it with the boeshield. A day later I thought I must have done something wrong because it’s so sticky. I’m at a total loss as to why since I’ve also heard great things about the T-9.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com

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knotscott

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#6 posted 874 days ago

David – To be sure it’s not interacting, clean off the WD-40 with mineral spirits or methanol and let it dry. Spray on the T-9 and wipe it off, then let it dry, and buff it…..you should find that it’s not sticky any longer. Then apply the paste wax.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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SteveKorz

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#7 posted 874 days ago

I had issues with the T-9, also…. I just use Johnson paste wax for furniture, and it works great. I use T-9 for parts that I don’t want to rust that are under the table, etc, where it isn’t practical to apply paste wax.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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klassenl

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#8 posted 873 days ago

Topcote was recommended to me by my sales man so I bought some. It works quite well. The other day I was planing some old wood that seemed very wet still and with a good coat of this stuff it went from having to really push the wood through to sliding effortlessly. If I was a little more regular with spraying my tools I think it would work even better. ——>Not cheap!!

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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Kindlingmaker

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#9 posted 873 days ago

I use Johnson’s Floor Paste Wax and has protected my iron surfaces very well. I too live in a rather dry area of the western US and use the wax on my jointer, tablesaw, bands saws, planner, drill presses router table and most bench tops. With Johnson’s Wax my sleds and jigs glide accross the tables and beds with finger tip ease; the wax also protects well. The cost is less than $4.00.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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syenefarmer

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#10 posted 873 days ago

+1 on the Bostik TopCote followed up by a coat of Johnson’s Paste Wax.

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david_larch

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#11 posted 873 days ago

Well I feel goofy for not thinking of getting the WD-40 off with mineral spirits. Thanks, knottscott I am going to try that today.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com

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Florida_Jim

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#12 posted 873 days ago

I’ve used Johnsons for over forty years. Why mess with success?

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MrRon

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#13 posted 873 days ago

I don’t care for Boeshield either. I use a pure Carnuba wax.

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DannyB

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#14 posted 873 days ago

If you leave too thick a coat of T-9 on to dry, it will be quite sticky, exactly as you describe.
It is not much of a lubricant past a very thin film thickness.

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derosa

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#15 posted 873 days ago

turtle wax. Seems free cans of the stuff just appears out of no where. I don’t have any rust issues in a non-climate controlled shop and no rust. Just have to watch how fast the first few boards slide after application.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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