Just purchased a Delta TS350 (yep, I know there are much better saw's, but this fit my constraints on space right now).
Anyway, after seeing many posts about Topcoat here, I picked up a can when at my local Woodcraft. Unpacked the saw, cleaned it with kerosene (sp?) per the instructions, checked it with a dial-caliper (blade was only out by 0.003"), then pulled out the Topcoat.
Read the directions (Spray on a light coat, let dry for a couple of minutes, wipe off). Seemed pretty simple, so I sprayed on a light coat, waited a couple of minutes and wiped off with a paper towel. I looked at the table and it looked like the coverage was thin in a couple of places, so sprayed on a slightly heavier coat, waited, and wiped.
I just checked it tonight (4 nights later), and I'll be darned if there isn't some small amount of rust on it already. Now, I live in Florida (land of liquid air and none-too-intelligent voters), but I'm trying to figure out where I went wrong!!! What exactly does a "light coat" consist of?
Any hints here on where I screwed up would be really appreciated, along with any hints on a good way to remove the existing rust, and correctly protect the top this time!!!
Thanks in advance!!!