Nice to see a product I bought against my better judgment (It's WAAAY
pricey) has been given great reviews by Wood for preventing rust,
compared to slipit, fastwax, topcote, and 2 waxes.
Keeter: Naval Jelly was frowned on for use on stationary tools.
Not surprised, BoeShield has a fanatical following in the boating
world where salt spray/etc is the norm
I've used it for many years and swear by it as a rust preventative,
but frankly would NOT use it on my woodworking surfaces, it leaves a
very SOFT wax film behind that would rub off fairly rapidly
John, I use it on surfaces not subject to wood being placed on them,
like the cast iron stand for my Delta DP. Being in CA, I rely primarily
on SC Johnson's Paste Wax for TS and jointer. Humidity in my shop today
is about 65%. The magazine bears out my observation that the stuff
doesn't dry in just an hour, either.
John Crea wrote:
Non wear surfaces are ideal for BoeShield T-9
And I agree totaly, if you spray and WIPE it off, it dries in about
1hr or so, but if you spray it on and just let it dry, it can take
DAYS to dry totally.
Also, it does better at rust prevention on horizontal pieces versus
vertical ones, as it runs down on vertical stuff and leaves a thinner
"coat" than it does when applied to horizontal stuff and you get a
I totally agree, for wear surfaces like table tops, jointer beds, etc,
it is hard to beat a good pastewax coating, and a whole lot easier to
re-apply pastewax as needed compared to re-spraying the BoeShield T-9
Anyone have any first hand experience on the BoeShield Blade and Bit
After trying all of the products on the market, I decided to try
wiping the cast iron down with dewaxed shellac. So far it is working
perfectly. It goes on quickly, gives a smooth surface, has higher
resistance to water vapor than wax, wears well, is cheap, and is easy
to reapply when needed. My shop is next to a creek and is only
intermittently heated (by a
fire-breathing-moisture-producing-kero-fired-salamander heater) and I
have had zero rust since switching to the shellac coating.
Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker (ret)
Real Email is: tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet
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