I live in Florida and in the summer time it gets way to hot to work in
garage, where my shop is, so I end up only working in the cooler
months. I'm just getting ready to start up again and I noticed that
my TS surface as rusted up a bit. How do I remove the rust and prevent
it for reforming in the high humidity summer months?
If you don't mind it turning black, try rustoleum rust converter. It sprays
on clear and converts the rust into black primer. best thing it stops the
rust from coming back. I did this on my saw and it has never rusted again,
even where the top has wore back to base metal. It also doesn't add to the
surface like a paint would. Try it on a scrap piece and see for yourself.
I actually was looking at a similar rust primer stuff today at HD. Is
it OK to use even if the rust isn't covering 100% of the top? What
does it come out like if it's applied to an area with no rust?
I live in Central FL. Spray the deck with WD-40 and cover it with an old
towel also sprayed with WD-40. Once a month, give the towel an extra spritz
of oil (no need to lift it). It'll keep the deck looking new. Paste wax
doesn't work here.
Hopefully the weather is going to get a bit cooler this weekend. Raining a
lot here the last two days. :-(
No problems at all. Since it isn't silicone based, it easily wipes off.
Only takes a minute to wipe the surface clean. It has never affected the
Minwax stain and poly finishes I've used in over a decade. Other oils may
not clean off as easily and could transfer to the wood. Rust is an evil
thing that can appear overnight here. A fingerprint on a new scraper will
leave a permanent mark if not oiled. Don't ask how I know. :-(
POR-15 has some proven corrosion control products. I've used their black
paint in the bed of my truck and on my camper. They now offer a clear and
pseudo anodized colors. I'd be curious how well these would work on a TS
deck. I just sent an e-mail to them asking if they could recommend one of
their products for this application. I'll post any response.
Besides the other suggestions, I've been using a dehumidifier for the past two
years. Works great for keeping all my tools pretty much rust free. The only
rust I've gotten since was when I opened my garage door which was wet from the
rain outside and missed some drops falling from between the pannels.( Landed on
my uncovered TS) :(
Use a product called Ospho and a Scotch scrub pad. Do NOT let the
Ospho dry. When you are finished wipe the surcae thoroughly to remove
traces of the Ospho. It will male the table look almost new.
For anyone unfamiliar with Ospho see skyco.com
There's a lot of rust removers on the market, depends how bad it is.
When it gets really bad, I use the POR range, but these may not be
appropriate for WW machines, too thick.
For prevention, I have always had excellent results with auto
transmission fluid, (Dexron?) It's very cheap and gives good results,
won't cost an arm and a leg to wipe some on.
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