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mmax

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1819 days ago

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The past weekend was extremly humid and today I noticed some rust stains on the TS top. I took some WD40 and some fine steel wool to clean it up but it was taking a lot of effort to clean some stained spots. On a long shot I grabbed the Bar Keepers Friend that my wife uses on our stainless steel pans and this stuff was amazing. After I got done I gave it a good layer of “Top Coat” and my Delta looks like it just came out off the showroom floor.

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Don K.

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#1 posted 1819 days ago

“The Bar Keepers Friend”...is that the name brand of it ??

Edit…never mind….I looked it up on-line. Which one did you use to clean your top with ?? Liquid, powder, sink cleaner, lime and rust remover lol…and did you buy it on-line or at a store ?

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 1819 days ago

Hey Max
I would check it’s content to make sure it doesn’t have silicone in it that will mess up your finish.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mmax

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#3 posted 1819 days ago

I use the powder

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#4 posted 1819 days ago

I use this It is an incredible product. I use it for my planes and stationary tools. I am usually working near salt water so you can imagine what kind of damage that does. And this stuff just goes right through it.

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#5 posted 1819 days ago

a1Jim,

Barkeepers friend is a mild abrasive powder somewhat like Ajax but it won’t scratch stuff up which Ajax is renowned for, gets in the pores of the cast iron and ferrets out the FeO2 (the stains).

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#6 posted 1819 days ago

Thanks Marcb as you can It’s not a product I’m falmiar with.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1819 days ago

After you have removed any traces of rust and don’t want to see it ever again use a Zerust VCI Capsule, I just reviewed it and it works…
They last 2 years (Make sure you get the model ending in 2) otherwise they last 1 year.
Still 1 year not having to fret about rust is great.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1819 days ago

more good info

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1819 days ago

thanks, I’ll check it out, since my shop floods every spring when the ground table of water rises and pours thru the cracks in the slab floor of my garage, thanks to my neighbor’s maple tree roots 6’ away.

-- Dave/Resrep

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