|Forum topic by rfusca||posted 305 days ago||589 views||2 times favorited||3 replies|
305 days ago
I’ve been restoring some old hand planes and just wanted to drop this info here.
LA’s Awesome Orange cleaner from Dollar Tree for $1/gallon does an AMAZING job of doing an initial cleaning. It ate right through some super old grease that had dried on my latest one. Soak for an hour, brush off the ‘big’ stuff and drop back in overnight. The night morning just a wipe and rinse and its great!
I’ve tried various paint strippers but Jasco’s Premium Paint and Epoxy Stripper (available at Lowe’s) is great stuff. Takes off excess japanning or paint in 10-15 minutes, you can see the paint curl up as it removes it. Very nice stuff.
For rust, I use electrolysis and harvested the power supply from old computers they were throwing away at work.
Anyway, just wanted to drop the info since I had trouble finding specific product recommendations when I was starting.
-- Chris S., North Atlanta, GA - woodworker,DBA, cook, photographer