If the aluminum is anodized, it shouldn't need corrosion-proofing. But if it's
not, aluminum has a particularly nasty black form of corrosion (surface only:
if left alone, it won't keep corroding like ferrous metals). And many of the
aluminum table tops I've seen could use a little help in the slickness
So, on balance, I'd wax.
"Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the
pleasant fact that there are only ten of them." H. L. Mencken
I look up.
I see the hook.
The sunlight makes a shiny star right on the point.
Knowing better, and knowing that little star means a barb at
the end I still ask,
UA100, fully realizing George has the throttle set for
troll, just like to see if he can play out line and finesse
setting the hook...
The wax can transfer to your wood, then when you apply the finish Oh my
what fum we will have.
Years ago when they didn't have some of the spray stuff that they have now
during the damp periods we had to steel wool the4 machine tops every morning
some wood spray a coat of lacquer that in a busy shop did not last to long
But wax was an all time no no,
I know that some here on the rec do it and advise others to do it,
I was expecting to get flamed from what i said
Well hell the day isn't over yet is it.
But glad you asked
With lure firmly fixed in mouth ... Never had a problem with that as long as
I used a wax with no silicone content. However, a little judicious sanding,
as you so strongly recommended in a previous thread, IIRC, should set things
I agree with you, George ... once you've seen/dealt with "fisheye" from
silicone, you want no part of it contaminating your wood. I use mostly
TopCote the past couple of years, but using Johnson Paste Wax on tool
surfaces has never posed a remote problem in that regard.
I was helping with either a C or D check on a DC-8. One of my tasks was
a write up or time change cargo door seal. Apparently the seal had been
well out of reg for an amount of time. It had been doctored along with
at least one, probably two tubes of silicone.
The door skin had suffered damage requiring blending, prep and prime.
Probably from what took out the door seal.
There was nothing I could do to get rid of the silicone. And I had
access to some nasty shit.
QC couldn't/ wouldn't pass the repair with fish eye.
I gave it my best for that shift.
I think they wound up sending it to paint or structures.
I didn't like the stuff much before this, hated it since.
To be fair to silicone, it's more the idiots who are using it that cause
problems. I've found the clear crap on engine soft plugs holding the cam
The stuffs great for fish tanks and caulking, keep it away from about
You guys didn't have any "anti-fisheye" stuff? <G>
This stuff is actually MORE silicone, which allows the fisheye to
become one large fisheye. Of course, once you use it, you need to
use it all the time in that spray gear.
Laugh you *@%$)@*!
A friend use to do bodywork on old cars.
He could not get rid of fisheye on the window frame of an old car. Seems
the owner used silicone rubber dressing on the window seals. I'm left to
wonder about all the fools who used silicone based car 'waxes'.
The best anti silicone story was told me by the owner of Youngstown
Spray Equipment. Yo Spray installed a paint line for a customer. Shortly
after the line started fisheye started showing up in the finish. The
problem was traced to a mechanic using a spray lubricant in the
mechanics shop where the air compressor was kept. The story goes the
mechanic used the lube only a few times but once it was sucked into the
compressor the air system was contaminated.
that would be a blend of wax and silicone. this is a common thing in
automotive polishes, but even there imho it's a bad idea.
paste wax- all or mostly caranauba with no silicone- is (as has been
pounded in this thread) an excellent treatment for sliding surfaces on
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