I'm probably not understanding the process of rust removal, but does
anyone know of a good rust remover that doesn't destroy the metal finish
(not the paint, the shine). I have some nice polished steel squares that had
spots of rust I wanted to remove. I used "Oxysolve" that I bought from
Grizzly and it completely ruined the finish. Says it supposedly puts some
kind of zinc coating on your steel after it's dried. If you ask me it's a
lame excuse for saying we ruin your finish after you use our product. My
square has absolutely no shine anywhere, it's completely dull. Damn!
Sorry if I'm being ignorant.
Topsaver. It is a liquid rust remover made for table saw tops and the like.
After treating my saw top, it was a good as new. Spray it on, scrub with a
(supplied) plastic scrubby thing, wipe off and it was perfect. I know
Woodcraft carries it and probably many other tools suppliers.
Electrolysis. So long as you dry things off quickly afterwards, it
doesn't affect unrusted metal.
Of course it will leave a dark pit where your rust was. If you want
the whole thing shiny s original, you might need to do mechanical
polishing - but that's changing the shape (thickness) of the piece, to
recover the surface texture.
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