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jacquesr

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02-05-2015 03:26 AM

Hi…
Need to turn to you guys to figure out what I can do to fix my mess…
Here is how the story goes…
Got my Laguna 14 Twelve a week ago.
Decided to use Bostik GlideCote…. great result. Very happy.
Now on to my Delta 36-725. I see some stain, some very light rust since I never treated it since I got it 6 months ago.
Read about Evapo Rust… Bought the product, made some little “pounds” with Playdoh… Dropped the liquid…
Left for an hour…. a mess.
I used a stainless steel cleaner to try to make thing less messy… at least it’s all smooth now.
But nasty looking…
Have a good laugh at my picture…
Now, what an honest man to do with it?

Thanks in advance.

Jacques


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#1 posted 02-05-2015 03:50 AM

WD-40, steel wool, bunch of elbow grease.

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#2 posted 02-05-2015 03:56 AM

Thanks – any idea if I can bring it back completely?

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#3 posted 02-05-2015 04:11 AM

I’d just use mineral spirits and wax it. But you should see my saw.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 02-05-2015 04:25 AM

I would rather see your fridge….

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#5 posted 02-05-2015 04:35 AM

scotch brite pad + 3 in 1 oil +1 elbow grease

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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jacquesr

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#6 posted 02-05-2015 04:40 AM

any way to use my ROS to speed things up…?

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#7 posted 02-05-2015 04:43 AM

The trick is to wait 10 years then not worry about it anymore :O

If you can’t wait that long then search for “Ronald Walters cast iron” on youtube.

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#8 posted 02-05-2015 05:00 AM

WD 40 and ROS with a 150 or 180 disc, wax after.

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#9 posted 02-05-2015 05:23 AM

rubbing compound- terry cloth- ROS

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#10 posted 02-05-2015 07:40 AM

Fine abrasive “rust eraser” block? I’d avoid ROS sanding in case you put a dent in the flat grind.

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#11 posted 02-05-2015 10:49 AM



The trick is to wait 10 years then not worry about it anymore :O

If you can t wait that long then search for “Ronald Walters cast iron” on youtube.

- Rick M.

^^^^This^^^^

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#12 posted 02-05-2015 11:03 AM


any way to use my ROS to speed things up…?

- jacquesr

Sure,

I have done the exact same thing. Go out and buy a pack of green scotch bright pads (big box store has them in the paint isle near the sandpaper) and cut them to the diameter of your ROS then attach them to ROS (assuming you have a hook and loop set up) You can use wd-40 as a solvent or a even a an automotive rubbing compound.

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#13 posted 02-05-2015 11:13 AM

Is it still flat? If yes then no problem- its a tool.

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#14 posted 02-05-2015 12:50 PM

WAX it and make sawdust!!!

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#15 posted 02-05-2015 01:10 PM

There’s only one thing you can do with it now. Sell it to me for $50. It’s obviously junked.

Seriously though, I’d start with some steel wool. Don’t rub it on it. Try rolling it under your fingers on a small section first. See if you can get it to pull the stain up without ruining the finish on the top (I assume you want to preserve that without getting a whole bunch of scratch marks all over it).

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.

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