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Ryan Haasen

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761 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: rust bandsaw table mild remove

As you can see, I have some very mild rust on my bandsaw table, there are a few more spots which are not visible in the picture. I was wondering if it is worth removing. I want my bandsaw to look as nice as possible without any rust, but I don’t want to scratch it up trying to remove it. What would you guys do? If I were to remove it, what would be the best way without scratching it up?

Thanks a lot, your input is appreciated,

Ryan

-- Ryan


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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 761 days ago

Short answer: Scotchbrite pad or fine steel wool

Now that that’s out of the way… Yikes, mine doesn’t look that good at it’s best.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 761 days ago

The rust color doesn’t bother me but the surface needs to be smooth and slick. I second the Scotchbrite or sttel wool but would apply paste wax at the same time using the SB or steel wool. Then periodically redo the wax.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Ryan Haasen

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#3 posted 761 days ago

Thanks for your help guys! I will give it a try!

-- Ryan

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 761 days ago

Steel wool and then wax the table!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Ken Dolph

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#5 posted 759 days ago

If you are worried about scratching the top, here is a fascinating fact:

Rub it with aluminum foil. The aluminum will remove the oxygen from the rust. I was very surprised when I first tried this.

-- Ken Dolph, Corian Master http://sites.google.com/site/coriartinc/

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tyskkvinna

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#6 posted 759 days ago

Scotchbrite now makes “no abrasion” pads (they are neon blue)—they have become standard use in my shop! Not great if you have heavy grit or rust but if you are doing it for maintenance… fantastic. buffs the paste wax out really nice too.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Ryan Haasen

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#7 posted 759 days ago

Those are great idea’s, I’ll try both of them out and see what happens!

-- Ryan

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