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Forum topic by kevinmcgee posted 04-16-2015 08:39 PM 680 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2015 08:39 PM

I used T-9 cleaner on my table saw and it left small “spots”. The pump spray wouldn’t work, so removed the cap and sprinkled the cleaner on the table and that’s when the spots formed. I tried removing them with WD-40 with no luck. Any suggestions on how to remove the spots?



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#1 posted 04-16-2015 09:09 PM

T-9 is basically just mineral oil and paraffin wax dissolved in mineral spirits. Try wiping it down with mineral spirits. A scotch brite pad helps if it’s stubborn.


PS: For real stains, a dilute solution of phosphoric acid, alcohol and distilled water works great.

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 09:30 PM

you could try autosol. works very well

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 02:14 AM

Did you use Boeshield T-9 or Boeshield Rust-Free?? T-9 spray is generally aerosol and is a protectant, Rust-Free is a cleaner and the bottles are pump sprays. I can’t imagine T-9 causing any damage to metals, but even Boeshield warns that Rust-Free can cause spotting in cast iron. From the Boeshield web site regarding Rust-Free:
CAUTION! RustFreeâ„¢ is acidic and should be used with care.

Test on hidden area before use.
Can cause spotting on cast iron and steel.
Rinse off painted surfaces thoroughly and neutralize with soap and water.
Do not use on guns or black oxide tools.
Can dull paint and plastics.
Not for spot cleaning of table tops.
Do not use on polished cast iron surfaces.


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