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Forum topic by JBorfair posted 07-26-2014 12:07 AM 292 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JBorfair

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07-26-2014 12:07 AM

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Hi all:

I just got a Delta 17-900 drill press from a neighbor I have been helping a lot remodel his kitchen. he can’t use it anymore because of his Parkinson’s disease (which is why I was helping him).

it runs just fine, but has accumulated a little rust from no-use and neglect over the past few years. In my opinion the bigger part of it is an eyesore rather than affecting the travel(s) of the press up and down, left and right of the table. Some of it DOES affect it, as there is some binding that comes in to play. I’m trying to get some help on the best way to remove as much rust as possible for both aesthetic reasons as well as functionality (ease of movement). What do you folks is the best way to attack this issue? I have attached some photos to show what I am referring to.
Thanks for any help I might get.

JB


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shampeon

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 12:16 AM

Barkeeper’s Friend and a Scotchbrite sponge. The BF has oxalic acid, which will neutralize the rust and brighten the metal. It won’t harm the paint. If it works, there’s no point in doing a full restore.

I just did spot rust removal with BF on this guy for the main parts. The handles, nuts, and other removable parts I wire-wheeled.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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JBorfair

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 12:19 AM

That looks great on yours!!! I’ll have to see where I can get the BF. I’m not doing a full restore, as this is only about 10 years old.

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shampeon

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 12:25 AM

Hardware store, HD, Lowes, etc. all probably have it. A well stocked drug/grocery store even. It’ll be in the cleaning aisle next to Ajax.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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JBorfair

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 12:42 AM

Thanks!!!! I’ll be all over it tomorrow!!

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