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Forum topic by FeralVermonter posted 546 days ago 733 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FeralVermonter

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546 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: teflon spray paste wax

Hey folks,

Restoring an old jointer, and I asked my wife to pick up some Johnson’s paste wax for the beds, fence, and other unpainted metal parts. The guy at the store sent her home with some Teflon spray instead.

Anybody used this stuff? Opinions for or against?


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toolie

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#1 posted 546 days ago

return the teflon spray and get paste wax. teflon may, like silicone, stick to the workpieces and prevent finishes (stain, polyurethane, varnish, shellac, etc.)from adhering to them . paste wax is ht eonly protector i use. keep the unit covered when not in use. i do that and i only have to wax my machines once a year.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#2 posted 546 days ago

Thanks, toolie

A refinement on my question, then: should I use the teflon spray on the internal components? The ones that don’t contact wood, need to move, and yet rust up?

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 546 days ago

I use “dry lube” for internal moving components.

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#4 posted 546 days ago

should I use the teflon spray on the internal components?

yes. i do and it’s worked quite well.

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