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Forum topic by JohnChung posted 12-03-2012 05:03 PM 2132 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2012 05:03 PM

Does anyone have any idea what LV uses for the handplane anti-rust? I can’t seem to figure out what
it is.


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#1 posted 12-03-2012 07:50 PM

I don’t know if Lee Valley actually uses this product, Moovit, on their hand tools before they ship, but they do sell it. In the Fine Woodworking article Got Rust?, they did like that product quite a bit, especially for hand tools. Another product called CRC 3-36 got their top pick. Lee Valley has this to say on their site. Don’t know if that helps or not. Good luck with the rust.

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 02:24 PM

Horsch, thanks for the info. Managed to get CRC 3-36 from ACE. Testing out the anti-rust on a chinese
plane blade. Will report back later.

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#3 posted 12-08-2012 02:14 PM

I have tested CRC 3-36 under the following condition:

1) Wipe down the handplane blade.
2) Coated a half of the blade with CRC.
3) Expose it to rain and sun.

After 4 days there is rust on the treated and untreated area. But the area coated with CRC is significantly

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#4 posted 12-08-2012 06:21 PM

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Another LJer posted the friendly tip and credit goes to him or her, I can’t seem to find the post.

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 12:18 AM

Good tips everyone

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