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tyson

43 posts in 1983 days


1961 days ago

im looking for a top coat or a wax for my saw top. i tried all the hardware stors in my area.HD caries a top coat spray type but they are all out of it. any sugestions would be appreciated.

-- a truly wise man never plays leap frog with a unicorn


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Steelmum

355 posts in 2561 days


#1 posted 1961 days ago

I just use past type floor wax. Put it on and buff it out. I use it every year in the fall. I have heard of people using liquid car wax like turtle wax. I have not seen anything that says there is not silicone in it. That is why I don’t use car wax. The spray top coat stuff is nice. But I think it is just too expensive when you can have a can of floor wax last for years.

-- Berta in NC

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Francisco Luna

936 posts in 1992 days


#2 posted 1961 days ago

If the tup is rusted, just use a scotch britte pad ~ Very Fine Steel wool + Mineral spirits to clean the surface; apply a coat of wax, free of silicone one, that’s it. I like Butcher's.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Toddmc

30 posts in 1968 days


#3 posted 1961 days ago

I would consider myself an amateur’s amateur and never really considered this issue. I currently use paraffin wax and buff it out with 2000grit sandpaper to keep my tool bed from rusting. Is this a bad choice? Also, what is the concern when choosing a wax?

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8iowa

1489 posts in 2360 days


#4 posted 1961 days ago

Since I acquired my Shopsmith back in 1983, I’ve been using Johnsons Past Wax, original formula, on my cast iron and aluminum surfaces, and on the steel bench and way tubes. My machines look like new, even though they have been exposed to South Florida heat and high humidity for all those years.

Look for the yellow can with a red stripe. You can pay a lot more, but nothing protects better.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Chris Wright

525 posts in 2080 days


#5 posted 1961 days ago

If you want to use a spray, I use Topcote by Bostik. It’s a little price gut gives good results. Acts as a lubricant and protectant. However, if it’s my money I’d be spending, I’d just use a good paste wax and buff it real well so there’s no residue left.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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Padre

930 posts in 2088 days


#6 posted 1961 days ago

I use a regular paste furniture wax.

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CharlieM1958

15661 posts in 2817 days


#7 posted 1961 days ago

I’ll second 8iowa on the plain ol’ Johnson’s paste wax. Works for me.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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tyson

43 posts in 1983 days


#8 posted 1961 days ago

johnsons paste wax? never heard of it.. where might a guy find this product? thanks for all the advise

Tyson

-- a truly wise man never plays leap frog with a unicorn

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CharlieM1958

15661 posts in 2817 days


#9 posted 1961 days ago

Here or about a zillion other places, from grocery stores to the neighborhood hardware store.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2125 days


#10 posted 1961 days ago

Johnson’s Floor Wax. You can get it everywhere, food store, department store, etc… Works really well and it is cheap. Don’t forget to put it in the miter slots and one your slides.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2125 days


#11 posted 1961 days ago

Yup CharlieM1958 has it!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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khop

134 posts in 2275 days


#12 posted 1961 days ago

I have used KIWI shoe polish (clear). Just buff it like other waxes. Looks good and great for the SOUL.
KHOP

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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spaids

699 posts in 2292 days


#13 posted 1961 days ago

You look a bit young to be using a table saw Tyson. Maybe you should just stay away from it for about a decade.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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tyson

43 posts in 1983 days


#14 posted 1961 days ago

too funny, thats my perfect little son in the pic. anyway i hope i dont get yelled at but i couldent find johnsons paste wax so i bought some turtle wax. i dident apply it yet, waiting for comments first

-- a truly wise man never plays leap frog with a unicorn

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sIKE

1271 posts in 2353 days


#15 posted 1961 days ago

Tyson,

Becareful! Make sure there is no Silicon in that wax, you will rue the day you try to finsih wood with silicon on it….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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